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Meaning of NEURALGIA

Pronunciation:  nyûu'ralju

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves

NEURALGIA is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: neuralgy
 See Also: hurting, pain, sciatica, tic douloureux, trigeminal neuralgia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neu*ral"gi*a\, n. [NL., from gr. ? nerve + ? pain.
See {nerve}.] (Med.)
A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain,
exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a
nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems
therefore to be seated in the nerve. It seems to be
independent of any structural lesion. --Dunglison.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a painful condition caused by disorders of the nervous system.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Neuralgia is the sudden and recurrent attacks of pain, of short duration, in the distribution of the nerve fibers. It is often triggered by the stimulation of a trigger zone.
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