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.

Pain produced when hair is touched; also, trichodynia.
Pain in the gums (gingiva) or in the mucous membrane, with the supporting fibrous tissue, that overlies the crowns of normal teeth and holds the teeth in place. Also, gingivalgia.
Pain in the ureter (the tube that conveys the urine from the kidney to the bladder).
Pain in the urethra (the canal that conveys urine from the bladder to the exterior of the body).
Pain in or near the uterus, the organ in a woman's body where babies grow.
Pain in a blood vessel or blood vessels.
visceralgia (s) (noun), visceralgias (pl)
Deep pain in any of the internal-bodily organs; usually of neurologic origin: Well known examples of visceralgia take place in the stomach, the intestines, the throat, joints in the knees, hips, etc.; and in the chest with the heart or lungs.
Pain that results by touching a dry or rough object.
Pain of a neuralgic character, in the region of the xiphoid cartilage (the cartilage at the lower end of the sternum); also, xiphodynia.

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