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.

orchalgia, orchialgia, orchidalgia, orchioneuralgia
Pain in the testis.
orchidalgia
Pain in the testis.
orchioneuralgia
Pain in the testis; also, orchialgia.
ostealgia, ostalgia, ostalgy
Pain in a bone or in the bones.
osteoneuralgia
Neuralgia or severe pain along a nerve connected to a bone which may be caused by damaged nerves of the bone.
otalgia
An earache; neuralgic pain in the ear.
otoneuralgia
Earache of neuralgic origin, not caused by inflammation.
ovarialgia, ovaralgia
Pain in an ovary.
ovarialgic
A reference to or descriptive of pain in the ovary.
oxyalgia (s) (noun), oxyalgias (pl)
A sharp pain: Because Jane was experiencing a very sudden and abrupt twinge in her body, she asked her doctor who diagnosed her as having oxyalgia and sent her to the hospital for further examinations.
pantalgia (s) (noun), pantalgias (pl)
Pain involving the whole body.
para-analgesia, paranalgesia
Analgesia (absence of pain) of the lower part of the body, including the lower limbs.
paralgesia
A disordered sensibility to pain, including absence of sensibility to pain, excessive sensibility to pain, and abnormal painful results of stimuli.
paralgia
Abnormal or unusual pain; any disorder or abnormality of the sense of pain.
paranalgesia
Analgesia of the lower half of the body.

A condition where there is an insensitivity to pain, usually following an interruption of the nerve supply or under the influence of a drug that blocks the pain sensation. The individual is fully conscious.


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