sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Origin of neuralgia
Related formsneu·ral·gic, adjectivean·ti·neu·ral·gic, adjective, nounpost·neu·ral·gic, adjectivepre·neu·ral·gic, adjectiveun·neu·ral·gic, adjective
First recorded in 1815–25; neur-
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Examples from the Web for neuralgia
Historical Examples of neuralgia
In the early part of December Pascal had a severe attack of neuralgia.
The Cardinal-Archbishop, when in Rome, had suffered from neuralgia in the head all the time.
You as well as laughed in his face, while he was suffering agonies from neuralgia.
She has neuralgia and long stretches of apathy, and other ills.
He attributed both her silence and her expression to neuralgia.
British Dictionary definitions for neuralgia
Derived Formsneuralgic, adjective
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
1807, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.
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Related formsneu•ral′gic adj.
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.neurodynia
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