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causalgia

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noun cau·sal·gia \kȯ-ˈzal-j(ē-)ə, -ˈsal-\

Definition of causalgia

  1. :  a constant usually burning pain resulting from injury to a peripheral nerve

causalgic

play \-jik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of causalgia

New Latin, from Greek kausos fever (from kaiein to burn) + New Latin -algia


First Known Use: 1872


Medical Dictionary

causalgia

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noun cau·sal·gia \kȯ-ˈzal-j(ē-)ə, -ˈsal-\

Medical Definition of causalgia

  1. :  a constant usually burning pain that results from injury to a peripheral nerve and is often considered a type of complex regional pain syndrome

causalgic

\-jik\play adjective <causalgic pain>



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