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causalgia

[kaw-zal-jee-uh, -juh] /kɔˈzæl dʒi ə, -dʒə/
noun
1.
a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities.
Origin of causalgia
1870-1875
1870-75; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek kaûs(is) a burning + New Latin -algia -algia; see caustic
Related forms
causalgic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for causalgia

causalgia

/kɔːˈzældʒɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) a burning sensation along the course of a peripheral nerve together with local changes in the appearance of the skin
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek kausos fever + -algia
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causalgia in Medicine

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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