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.

cystoneuralgia
Severe pain along the path of a nerve or nerves in the urinary bladder and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body).
dacryadenalgia
Pain in a lacrimal gland or a gland in the outer corner of the eye that produces tears.
dacryoadenalgia
Pain in a lacrimal gland (tear gland) in and eye or the eyes that secrete tears.
dacryocystalgia
Pain in a lacrimal sac.
dacrystalgia
Pain in a lacrimal sac (either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal, or nose, ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands).
dactylalgia
Pain in a finger or the fingers. Also, dactylodynia.
defecalgesiophobia (s) (noun), defecalgesiophobias (pl)
An abnormal dread of having painful defecation or bowel movements: Often when Clara went to the toilet, she had a defecalgesiophobia because she thought it would hurt again when her intestines discharged the contents.
dentalgia
A toothache.
dentinalgia
Dentinal sensitivity or pain. Dentin is the hard portion of the tooth surrounding the pulp, covered by enamel on the crown and cementum of the root.
dermatalgia, dermalgia
Localized pain, usually confined to the skin; also, dermatodynia.
diaphragmalgia
A rarely used term for a pain in the diaphragm.
didymalgia, didymodynia
Pain in a testicle.
digitalgia
Pain in a digit; such as, a finger or a toe.
digitalgia paresthetica (s) (noun), digitalgia parestheticas (pl)
Pain and numbness which is usually restricted to the distribution of a single digital nerve: If Mary lifts her left arm above her head, she notices a bit of digitalgia parenthetic in her left hand as she experiences numbness in her left thumb.

dorsalgia (s) (noun), dorsalgias (pl)
Pain in the upper back.

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