- sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Origin of neuralgia
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Examples from the Web for neuralgia
In the early part of December Pascal had a severe attack of neuralgia.Doctor Pascal
The Cardinal-Archbishop, when in Rome, had suffered from neuralgia in the head all the time.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
You as well as laughed in his face, while he was suffering agonies from neuralgia.'Twixt Land & Sea
She has neuralgia and long stretches of apathy, and other ills.The Man Who Wins
He attributed both her silence and her expression to neuralgia.The Paliser case
- 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 neuralgia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.neurodynia
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