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.

hypalgesic
A reference to a decreased or diminished sensitivity to pain.
hypalgetic
Relating to or a reference to having diminished sensitiveness to pain.
hypalgia
Decreased sensibility to pain.
hyperalgesia
Excessive sensitivity to painful stimuli; also called hyperalgia.
hyperalgesic
A reference to an exaggerated sense of pain.
hyperalgetic
Relating to hyperalgesia (an excessive sensitiveness or sensibility to pain).
hyperalgia
Extreme sensitiveness to pain.
hypercryalgesia
1. Extreme sensibility to cold or extreme pain caused by cold.
2. Excessive pain resulting from exposure to cold.
3. An increased feeling of pain when exposed to cold.
hyperthermalgesia
Extreme sensitiveness (pain) to heat; also thermalgia.
hypnalgia
Pain occurring during sleep; also known as “dream pain”.
hypoalgesia
A decreased sensitivity to pain.
hypocryalgesia
A decreased feeling of pain when exposed to cold.
hysteralgia
Pain in the uterus or neuralgia (pain along the course of one or more nerves) of the uterus.
inguenalgia
Pain in the groin or the area between the tops of the thighs and the abdomen or the fold or depression marking the juncture of the lower abdomen and the inner part of the thigh.
intercostalgia
Pain between the ribs.

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