neuralgia

[ noo-ral-juh, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ- /

noun Pathology.

sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.

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Origin of neuralgia

First recorded in 1815–25; neur- + -algia

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British Dictionary definitions for neuralgia

neuralgia
/ (njʊˈrældʒɪə) /

noun

severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve

Derived forms of neuralgia

neuralgic, adjective
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Medical definitions for neuralgia

neuralgia
[ nu-răljə ]

n.

Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.neurodynia

Other words from neuralgia

neu•ralgic adj.
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