algology

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noun al·gol·o·gy \al-ˈgä-lə-jē\

Definition of algology

algological

play \ˌal-gə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

algologist

play \al-ˈgä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of algology

1828


Medical Dictionary

1

algology

noun al·gol·o·gy \al-ˈgäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of algology

plural

algologies

algological

\ˌal-gə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

2

algology

noun al·gol·o·gy

Medical Definition of algology

  1. :  a medical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of pain Specialized facilities for the treatment of chronic pain have originated within the past 20 years and are associated with the emergence of a medical specialty known as algology or dolorology.—Marian Osterweis et al., Pain and Disability: Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives, 1987—called also dolorology


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