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.

scapulalgia
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.
somatalgia
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.
sphincteralgia
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
Pain related to or emanating from the spinal column.
splenalgia
Neuralgic pain in the spleen.
spondylalgia
Pain in a vertebra of the spine.
sternalgia
1. Pain in the sternum (bones in the front part of the chest).
2. Angina pectoris.
stethalgia
Pain in the chest.
stomachalgia
Stomach ache.
stomatalgia
Pain in the mouth; also, stomatodynia.
subcostalgia
Pain in the subcostal region (beneath a rib).
surface analgesia
Local analgesia (no pain) produced by an anesthetic applied to the surface of mucous membranes; such as, those of the eyes, nose, throat, and urethra.
synaesthesialgia, synesthesialgia (s) (noun); synaesthesialgias, synesthesialgias
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, synalgic
1. Pain experienced in one place as the result of a lesion in another part of the body.
2. Sympathetic pain in one part of the body caused by injury in another part.

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