[kaw-zal-jee-uh, -juh]


a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities.

Origin of causalgia

1870–75; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek kaûs(is) a burning + New Latin -algia -algia; see caustic
Related formscau·sal·gic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for causalgia



pathol a burning sensation along the course of a peripheral nerve together with local changes in the appearance of the skin

Word Origin for causalgia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek kausos fever + -algia
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causalgia in Medicine


[kô-săljē-ə, -zăl-]


A persistent, severe burning sensation of the skin, usually following injury to a peripheral nerve.
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