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.

pygalgia (s) (noun), pygalgias (pl)
1. Soreness in the buttocks, i.e., a pain in the rump.
2. Related to proctalgia or pain in the rectum.
Pain in the vertebral column or spine.
The absence of pain in the the spinal area.
Neuralgia due to irritation of the sensory root of a spinal nerve.
rectalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain at the anus or in the rectum; proctalgia: Lucy went to see her doctor because she was suffering in the area of her excretory opening, and Dr. Right diagnosed her as having a case of rectalgia which could be treated.
1. A pain affecting the spine.
2. Pain in the spine; especially, neuralgic pain.
Rheumatic pain.
rhinalgia (s) (noun), rhinalgias (pl)
A pain in the nose; also, "rhinodynia".
Pain in the sacrum (triangular bone just below the lumbar vertebrae).
sacrocoxalgia (s) (noun), sacrocoxalgias (pl)
A painful condition of the triangular-shaped pelvic bone and the coccyx: When Al stepped outside, he slipped and fell on the ice and suffered a serious sacrocoxalgia in his back.
Pain in the scapular region (the flat, triangular bone in the back of the shoulder; the shoulder blade).
scelalgia, skelalgia, scelalgy
Pain in the leg; neuralgia in the leg.
1. Pain in the body or bodily pain or suffering.
2. Pain due to organic causes, as opposed to psychogenic pain or pain due to psychical causes.
Pain in a sphincter muscle, as of the anus. A sphincter is a ringlike band of muscle fibers that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice.
spinalgia (s) (noun), spinalgias (pl)
Pain related to or emanating from the spinal column: Rick had such discomfort in his back that he went to Dr. Anderson, his doctor, and was diagnosed as having spinalgia and was recommended to have further treatment with a specialist.

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