algo-, alg-

(Greek: pain)

Don't confuse these Greek algo-, alg- words with other words that come from the Latin element, alg-, which means "sea weed".

algesidystrophy (s) (noun), algesidystrophies (pl)
Pain in the bones and cartilages resulting from aseptic necrosis or death of the bone and the cartilage: "Mrs. Allison wore a supportive brace to help relieve the algesidystrophy which she was having in her legs."
algiovascular, algovascular (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to some vascular action as a result of a painful stimulation; algiovascular: In medical school, Sam learned about algiovascular movements as a consequence of stimulations of physical agony.
algodystrophy (s) (noun), algodystrophies (pl
A painful wasting of the muscles of the hands, often accompanied by tenderness and a loss of bone calcium: "Bert's doctor told him that his algodystrophy probably started in his hands, or in his shoulder, and it spread over his entire arm, causing his loss of joint motion because of structural changes in his muscles, ligaments, or tendons."

"For some people, algodystrophy may start in the feet or legs and it could be associated with an injury, a heart disease, a stroke, or a viral infection."

algogenesia, algogenesis
The causation or production of pain.
Nothing begins, and nothing ends,
That is not paid with moan;
For we are born in others’ pain,
And perish in our own.
—Francis Thompson
algogenesis, algogenesia
The production or origin of pain.
Causing or producing pain.
algologist (s) (noun), algologists (pl)
A person who specializes in the study of pain.
The discipline that deals with the study of pain.
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
The painful flow of blood from the uterus.
algometer, algesimeter
An instrument that purports to measure sensitiveness to pain in terms of amount of pressure exerted on the skin by a blunt instrument.
Weeds are a pain in the grass.
—Slogan on an invoice from a Pennsylvania tree-and-lawn-spraying service.
The process of measuring pain.
algometry, algometric
The measurement of sensitivity to painful stimuli, as with an algometer.
In psychiatry, synonymous with masochism [sexual satisfaction that is dependent upon the subject suffering pain, ill-treatment, and humiliation]; a term coined by Féré in L’Instinct Sexuel.

Cross references related to "pain, hurt; suffering, injury" word families: -agra; algesi-; angina-; dolor-; Masochism; noci-; odyno-; poen-; pono- (toil, work; pain); Sadism.