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.

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.
A disordered sensibility to pain, including absence of sensibility to pain, excessive sensibility to pain, and abnormal painful results of stimuli.
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.

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