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.

cinesalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a muscle when it is brought into action; kinesialgia: Peter experienced cinesalgia when he was doing exercises at the fitness studio.
clitoridalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the clitoris: A sexually transmitted disease, sexual abuse, or a chronic pelvic pain can be causes for a condition of clitoridalgia.
coccyalgia, coccygalgia, coccygodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in part of the spine or the last bone of the spinal column; coccydynia: Coccyalgia can occur in the last part of the vertebral column just below the sacrum, a triangular bone at the base of the spine which joins to a hip bone on each side and forms part of the pelvis.
colonalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Rarely used term, pain in the colon: An infection, cancer, or constipation are just three causes of colonalgia.
colpalgia, vaginodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the vagina: An infection, bacterial vaginosis, and a pelvic inflammatory disease are a few reasons for a condition of colpalgia.
continuous caudal analgesia (s) (noun), continuous caudal analgesias (pl)
Continuous injection of an anesthetic solution into the sacral (triangular bone in lower back) and lumbar plexuses (network of nerves) within the epidural space (in the spine): A continuous caudal analgesia is used to relieve the pain of parturition (act of giving birth).

Continuous caudal analgesia is also used in general surgery to block the pain pathways caudal (back o thef body) to the umbilicus (navel or hollow on surface of stomach).

costalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Agony in the muscles between the ribs: Costalgia is caused by an inflammation of the muscles betwixt the ribs.

Costalgia is a painful affliction of the tendinous attachments of the thoracic muscles, usually on one side only.

coxalgia (s) (noun), coxalgias (pl)
Pain in the hip or a disease in the hip-joint: The elderly Mrs. Green suffered from a soreness and tenderness in her hip, and her favorite doctor told her that she had a condition of coxalgia.
cryalgesia, crymodynia (s) (noun); cryalgesias; crymodynias (pl)
Pain caused by cold: Old Mr. Grant had to be careful of freezing weather because he tended to be effected by cryalgesia in just a short time.
cryanalgesia, cryanalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The relief of pain by application of cold with a cryoprobe to peripheral nerves: Mr. Black experienced cryanalgesia after being treated with liquid nitrogen in order to destroy the tissue on the spot on his arm.
cystalgia (s) (noun), cystalgias (pl)
Agony in a bladder, especially the urinary bladder: When Jane peed, it hurt her so much and was agonising, and after an examination at Dr. Thompson's clinic, she was informed that she suffered from cystalgia which could be treated.
cystoneuralgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Severe pain along the path of a nerve or nerves in the urinary bladder: Dr. Smith told Kitty that she had cystoneuralgia in the urethra,the tube that carried urine out of her body.
dacryadenalgia, dacryoadenalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a lacrimal gland: When at the ophthalmologist's clinic, Lynn was told that she had a case of dacryadenalgia affecting a gland in the outer corner of her eye that produces tears. Ruth's eyes were hurting her and at the opthamologist's office she was diagnosed with dacryoadenalgia, which affected the glands that secrete tears.
dacryocystalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a lacrimal sac: Dacryocystalgia involves distress and suffering the tear sac, or dacryocyst.
dacrystalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a lacrimal sac: In medical school, Clive learned that dacrystalgia concerned the stress and agony in either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal, or nose, ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands.

You may take self-scoring quizzes over some of the words in this unit by going to Algesi Quiz to check your word knowledge of these words.