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[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-] /nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ-/
noun, Pathology.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Origin of neuralgia
1815-25; neur- + -algia
Related forms
neuralgic, adjective
antineuralgic, adjective, noun
postneuralgic, adjective
preneuralgic, adjective
unneuralgic, adjective Unabridged
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severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
Derived Forms
neuralgic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for neuralgia

1807, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.

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neuralgia in Medicine

neuralgia neu·ral·gia (nu-rāl'jə, nyu-)
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves. Also called neurodynia.

neu·ral'gic adj.
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