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 in a lacrimal gland or a gland in the outer corner of the eye that produces tears.
dacryoadenalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a lacrimal gland in the eye: Ruth's eyes were hurting her and at the opthamologist's office she was diagnosed with dacryoadenalgia, which affected the glands that secrete tears.
Pain in a lacrimal sac.
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).
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.
A toothache.
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.
A rarely used term for a pain in the diaphragm.
didymalgia, didymodynia
Pain in a testicle.
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.
1. Analgesia induced by using an electric current or the use of an electric current to relieve pain.
2. Relief from pain by the application of low-intensity electric currents locally or through implanted electrodes.

It may involve stimulation of brain or spinal cord structures through indwelling electrodes, or stimulation of a peripheral nerve.

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