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.

psychroalgia, psychralgia
1. A painful sensation of cold.
2. A morbid state characterized by painful subjective sensations of cold.
Pain in the heel.
Pain caused by or resulting from some emotional origin.
1. Toothache or sensitivity of the dental pulp.
2. Pain arising from dental pulp.
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).

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