- sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Origin of neuralgia
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Examples from the Web for neuralgic
The neuralgic issue of censorship is confined to a substantial but specific range of books both in Chinese and from abroad.A Censorship Test for China
July 20, 2009
I feel that I am going to have another of my neuralgic seizures.The Call of the Blood
Robert Smythe Hichens
It is of much value as a remedy for neuralgic affections of the womb.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art
B. L. Hill
I have run away to this sea-beach to get rid of my neuralgic face.The Letters of Charles Dickens
But it crossed him only like a neuralgic pang, to be forgotten a minute later.Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In the other the pain is more of a neuralgic character and is not so severe.
- 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 and History for neuralgic
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- Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.neurodynia
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