causalgic

causalgia

[kaw-zal-jee-uh, -juh]
noun
a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek kaûs(is) a burning + Neo-Latin -algia -algia; see caustic

causalgic, adjective
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causalgia (kɔːˈzældʒɪə)
 
n
pathol a burning sensation along the course of a peripheral nerve together with local changes in the appearance of the skin
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kausos fever + -algia]

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causalgia cau·sal·gi·a (kô-sāl'jē-ə, -jə, -zāl'-)
n.
A persistent, severe burning sensation of the skin, usually following injury to a peripheral nerve.

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