[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.

1815–25; neur- + -algia

neuralgic, adjective
antineuralgic, adjective, noun
postneuralgic, adjective
preneuralgic, adjective
unneuralgic, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
neuralgia (njʊˈrældʒɪə)
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve

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Word Origin & History

c.1830, from Gk. neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia, from algos "pain" (see -algia). Perhaps infl. by Fr. névralgie (1801).
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Medical Dictionary

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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Example sentences
Thus psychic pain may result in neuralgia, or the affect of moral disgust may cause vomiting.
Although the symptoms of frostbite and neuralgia have faded, the wonder of the expedition has not.
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