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.

patellalgia
A painful condition involving the patella (a bone at the front of the knee).
pectoralgia
1. Pain in the chest; also known as, stethalgia, thoracalgia, and thoracodynia.
2. Pain in the pectoral muscles.
pedalgia
Pain in the foot or feet.
pedialgia
1. Neuralgia (pain) in the soles of the feet.
2. Neuralgic pain in the foot or neuralgia in the sole of the foot.
penalgesia
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).
phlebalgia
Pain originating in a vein.
photalgia
1. Light-induced pain, especially of the eyes.
2. Ocular pain caused by light; also, photodynia.
phrenalgia
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.
pneumonalgia
Pain in the lungs.
podalgia
Pain in the foot, as from gout, rheumatism, or the like.
A man is suffering greatly because of the pain in this foot.
A doctor checks the podalgic condition of his patient with poditis.

Word Info image © ALL rights reserved.


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.