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.
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.
Hypochondriasis was thought by the ancients to be caused by the disturbed function of the spleen and other organs in the upper abdomen.
2. A skin disorder characterized by a painful burning sensation, raised skin temperature, and redness, generally of the lower limbs.
2. A rare disorder of middle age, characterized by paroxysmal attacks of severe burning pain, reddening, hyperalgesia and sweating, involving one or more extremities, usually both feet; the attacks can be triggered by heat, and are usually relieved by cold and limb elevation.
3. A disease affecting the feet and sometimes the hands, marked by paroxysmal, bilateral vasodilation with burning pain, increased skin temperature, and redness.
Fibromyalgia does not cause body damage or deformity; however, undue fatigue plagues the large majority of patients with fibromyalgia and sleep disorders are common.
It is considered an arthritis-related condition; but,it is not a form of arthritis (a disease of the joints) since it does not cause inflammation in the joints, muscles, or other tissues or damage them.
Fibromyalgia can (like arthritis) cause significant pain and fatigue and it can similarly interfere with a person's ability to carry on daily activities.