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.

Abnormal or unusual pain; any disorder or abnormality of the sense of pain.
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.

A painful condition involving the patella (a bone at the front of the knee).
1. Pain in the chest; also known as, stethalgia, thoracalgia, and thoracodynia.
2. Pain in the pectoral muscles.
Pain in the foot or feet.
1. Neuralgia (pain) in the soles of the feet.
2. Neuralgic pain in the foot or neuralgia in the sole of the foot.
The reduction in the number of pain and touch spots in trigeminal neuralgia.
perialgia, perialgy, perialgic
Excessive or intense pain.
phallalgia, phallalgic
Pain in the penis. Also phallodynia.
pharyngalgia, pharyngalgy, pharyngalgic
Pain in the pharynx (throat).
Pain originating in a vein.
1. Light-induced pain, especially of the eyes.
2. Ocular pain caused by light; also, photodynia.
1. Pain in the diaphragm.
2. An acute mental distress; psychalgia; melancholia.
plantalgia (s) (noun), plantalgias (pl)
A painful condition of the undersurface of the feet: Wearing shoes to the party that were much too tight caused plantalgias for Jill and Susan.
pleuralgia, pleuralgic
Pain in the pleura (membrane of the lungs and thoracic cavity) or in the side. Also, pleurodynia.

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