algesi-, alge-, alges-, algesio-, algi-, algio-, -algesia, -algesic, -algetic, -algic, -algia, -algy
(Greek: pain, sense of pain; painful; hurting)
Used actively in medical terminology to denote a condition of sensitivity to pain as specified by the combining root.
2. Ocular pain caused by light; also, photodynia.
2. An acute mental distress; psychalgia; melancholia.
2. Pain in the sole of a foot or both feet; also, pododynia, tarsalgia.
A type of inflammation of the prostate which is not a result of bacterial infection and in which there are no objective findings; such as, the presence of infection-fighting cells, in the urine of men who suffer from the disease. The prostate is a walnut-
Prostatodynia is typically a chronic, painful disease. The symptoms (including chills, fever, pain in the lower back and genital area, body aches, burning or painful urination, and the frequent and urgent need to urinate) characteristically go away and then come back without warning.
The urine and fluid from the prostate reveal no evidence of a known infecting organism or of cells that the body usually produces to fight infection.
Apparently treatment is ineffective. Therapy with antibiotics and with drugs that relax the muscles of the prostate gland is often attempted and fails.
2. Mental distress marked by auditory and visual hallucinations, often associated with melancholia.
3. Discomfort or pain, usually in the head, which accompanies mental activity (obsessions, hallucinations, etc.), and is recognized by the patient as being emotional in origin. Psychalgia is also used to refer to any psychogenic pain disorder.
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