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Meaning of NEURALGIA

Pronunciation:  nyûu'ralju

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain disease, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chorea, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, headache, herpes zoster, ischialgia, migraine, MS, multiple sclerosis, nervous disorder, neuritis, neuropathy, organic psychosis, palsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, radiculitis, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, shaking palsy, shingles, spastic paralysis, the jerks, tic douloureux, toxic psychosis
 

 

 

 

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