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.

spondylalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a vertebra of the spine: Mr. Timothy developed spondylalgia because of porous and brittle bones causing very painful breaks and
sternalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the sternum (bones in the front part of the chest): Jackie learned in medical school that sternalgia described the suffering or agony in the long flat bone that went from the throat to the bottom of the ribs. She learned that an individual's ribs were attached to this bone.
stethalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the chest: Cases of stethalgia have been noted to be related to the heart, but also it can originate from problems in the lungs, oesophagus, muscles, nerves, or ribs.
stomachalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Stomach ache; gastralgia; stomachalgia: Dr. Brown told Mary that she had stomachalgia which caused her tummy to hurt so much, and that he needed to do more testing to make sure.
stomatalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the mouth; stomatodynia: In her dental classes, Nancy learned that stomatalgia can have many origins, including tooth decay and gum infections, jaw joint disorders, oral cancer, and trigeminal neuralgia, among others.
subcostalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the subcostal region (beneath a rib): Kidney problems, liver conditions, and gallbladder issues are just three of various causes of subcostalgia.
surface analgesia (s) (noun), surface analgesias (pl)
Local analgesia (no pain) produced by an anesthetic applied to the surface of mucous membranes: Some examples of surface analgesia are those of the eyes, nose, throat, and urethra.
synaesthesialgia, synesthesialgia (s) (noun); synaesthesialgias; synesthesialgias (pl)
A painful sensation giving rise to a subjective one of a different feeling: Upon smelling fried onions, Fred experienced synaesthesialgia again as he felt pain in his left hand which he burned when he was a short order cook.
synalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Sympathetic pain in one part of the body caused by injury in another part; referred pain: Synalgia can be explained as the suffering experienced in one place as the result of a lesion in another part of the body.
synalgic (adjective) (not comparable)
Regarding the agony at a place on the body other than the location of the painful stimulus: A synalgic experience arose when Jeff felt pain in his left hand when actually he was operated on his right hand!
talalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the heel or ankle: Talalgia can be caused by a condition of Archilles tendinitis or plantar fasciitis, for example, and can be treated with resting, stretching, and orthotics.
tarsalgia (s) (noun), tarsalgias (pl)
Pain in the tarsus or in the instep of the foot, or the ankle and the foot: The most common origins of tarsalgia are injury and structural conditions, which normally pertain to high or low arches.
telalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Referred pain: Telalgia is an aggrevating effect caused by deep structures perceived as arising from a surface area away from its actual origin or pain felt in a part of the body other than that place in which the cause that produced it is situated.
tenalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain referred to or located in a tendon; tenodynia: Sally made a sudden sharp movement with her foot causing her tendon to hurt a lot, and afterwards she found out that this condition was known as tenalgia.
thermalgesia, thermoalgesia (s) (noun) (no pl)
High sensibility to heat; pain caused by a slight degree of heat: When the ligaments, tendons, and muscles swell due to heat or hot weather, it is referred to as thermalgesia. A person is dehydrated and the joints lose water or fluids.

Thermalgesia is a condition in which the application of heat produces pain.

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