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 the gingiva (the gum) or gingivae (gums) around the roots of the teeth.
glossagra (s) (noun), glossagras (pl)
Painful sensations in the tongue, including a sensation of burning.
Having a pain in the jaw.
Pain in the knee.
1. Pain or an extremely disagreeable sensation caused by the merest touch.
2. Pain felt by the mere touching of something or by being touched lightly.
Pain affecting one entire half of the body.
Analgesia affecting one side of the body.
The unilateral headache characteristic of typical migraine; also, hemicrania.
Hypalgesia affecting one side of the body.
Pain in one eye, usually accompanied by hemicrania.
Pain in the liver; also called hepatodynia.
hieralgia (s) (noun), hieralgias (pl)
A pain in the sacrum or the "os sacrum" which is the "sacred bone"; so called because it was thought never to disintegrate or break up.

The "os sacrum" is a large triangular bone formed by the fusion of the five sacral vertebrae at the base of the vertebral column and lying between the hip bones at the back part of the pelvic cavity.

Pain caused by moisture or humid weather.
Decreased sensibility to pain.
A reference to a decreased or diminished sensitivity to pain.

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