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.

hypercryalgesia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Extreme sensibility to cold: Mr. Jenkins never wanted to live in Norway, because he suffered from excessive pain resulting from exposure to cold, so he decided to continue living in the very warm climate in Arizona.
hyperthermalgesia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Extreme sensitiveness (pain) to heat; thermalgia: Nancy never wanted to live in the desert because she suffered from hyperthermalgesia, so she tried to find a job in a moderate climate.
hypnalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain occurring during sleep; dream pain: Suddenly Isabel woke up from a nightmare in which she experienced severe pain, a hypnalgia, that held on when awake!
hypoalgesia (s) (noun), hypoalgesias (pl)
A decreased sensitivity to pain: Due to Linda's hypoalgesia, she didn't feel the cut on her finger which happened while getting dinner ready.
hypocryalgesia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A decreased feeling of pain when exposed to cold: Even though the temperature was below 0°C.,Janet went outside in her shorts because she never felt any discomfort in such cold weather, due to her condition of hypocryalgesia.
hysteralgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the uterus or neuralgia (pain along the course of one or more nerves) of the uterus; hysterodynia; metrodynia: Mildred suffered from an extreme discomfort in her uterus and found out that her menstrual cramps were the cause of this plight called hysteralgia.
inguenalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the groin; inguinodynia: Inguenalgia can also be described as a soreness in the area between the tops of the thighs and the abdomen, or the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh.
intercostalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain between the ribs:: Pneumonia, a broken rib, or pleurisy can all be causes of intercostalgia.
iridalgia, iralgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the iris of the eye: An infection or an eye injury are just two reasons for a condition of iridalgia,
ischialgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the hip; specifically the ischium; ischiodynia: Olive suffered in the area of her hip, and Dr. Body told her that she had a case of ischialgia, having its source in a condition of osteonecrosis.

Patty read about ischialgia being a rarely used term for sciatica, a neuralgia of the sciatic nerve.

Ischialgia is also known ischioneuralgia.

ithyphallalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Painfulness when the penis is in erection: Some reasons for ithyphallalgia can be a bladder infection, penile cancer, or a peyronie disease.
keratalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the cornea of the eye: Raymond's right eye hurt him a lot, and the ophthalmologist explained that he had a condition of keratalgia that was a disorder causing agony in the the transparent convex membrane that covered the pupil and iris of the eye, or the transparent membrane covering the eyeball.
kinesalgia, kinesialgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain caused by muscular movement or exertions: Mr. Smith overworked himself in the garden and contracted kinesalgia, and decided next time to avoid such strenuous exercises or efforts.
kolpalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the vagina or the lower sheath of the female reproductive tract; colpalgia: A few reasons for the occurrence of kolpalgia can be a vaginal yeast infection, fibroids, or the menopause.
laryngalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain or neuralgia of the larynx (voice box or vocal cords): Stella yelled a lot at the football gave and came down with laryngalgia and couldn't talk at all, and her doctor gave her some medication and told her, in addition, not even to whisper!

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.