odyn-, odyno-, -odynia, -odynic,-odyne, -odyn, -dyne, -dynia +

(Greek: οδυνη, pain)

Usually limited to medical terms. Original meaning is literally "that which eats or consumes".

achillodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the Achilles tendon or in its bursa; achillobursitis: Nigel couldn't take part in the long-distance competition because he suffered from achillodynia, which was extremely sore and tender.

The Achilles tendon is one of the better-known anatomic features in sports medicine because of the nature of some unexpected injuries to this tendon. It is in the back of the lower leg and connects the calf muscle (the triceps surae) with the calcaneus bone in the heel.

This tendon is so named for the hero whose heel, according to Greek mythology, was the only part of his body where he was unprotected from harm.

acrodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. A disease characterized by pain, swelling, and pink coloration of the fingers and toes: Acrodynia is a syndrome caused almost exclusively by mercury poisoning in children, and causes gastrointestinal symptoms in adults in addition to anorexia, photophobia, sweating, and tachycardia (fast heart beat).
2. Etymology: from Greek acro, "extreme, top" + Greek odyne, "pain"; literally a ain in an extremity; such as, the hands or the feet.
acrotrophodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain, sensory loss, paresthesia, and trophic changes affecting the distal extremities: Acrontrophodynia usually affects the feet and can be a result of prolonged exposure of the limbs to cold and moisture:
adenodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A painful gland; adenalgia: Adenodynia is an old-fashioned word referring to an irritation, tenderness, or soreness in a gland or glands.
aero-odontodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Dental pain associated with the reduction in atmospheric pressure in high-altitude flying: Aero-odontodynia results from the difference in pressure that exacerbates existing pulpitis, particularly in connection with caries and restorations.

1. The condition in which an ordinarily painless stimulus, once perceived, is experienced as being painful.
2. Pain from stimuli which are not normally painful.

The pain may occur somewhere other than in the area stimulated.

Pain in a blood vessel.
anodyne (s) (noun), anodynes (pl)
1. A medicine or remedy that soothes or relieves pain: The doctor told Saul that there were several safe anodynes from which to choose to relieve the pain in his foot.
2. Relating to something which does not cause dissent or an offense; unprovocative; peaceable: The moderator tried to keep the debate among the politicians anodyne as much as possible.
Anything that comforts or soothes including a medicine.
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The cessation or absence of pain; especially, in a previously painful region.
Pain in the region of the maxillary sinus.
arthrodynia (s) (noun), arthrodynias (pl)
A malady or discomfort in a joint that is not caused by disease: The arthrodynia which Mark was complaining about in his feet seemed to be related to the fact that his shoes were too small and too tight.
arthrodynic (adjective), more arthrodynic, most arthrodynic
Referring to pain in the joints: John, the old farmer, felt the arthrodynic pain in the links between his bones most severely in the morning when it felt like every bone in his body was aching.
calcaneodynia, calcodynia
A painful calcaneus heel.
Pain in the heel when standing or walking.
Pain in the heart or heart region.

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; algo-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; poen-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.