algology

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

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algology

noun al·gol·o·gy \ al-ˈgäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of algology

plural algologies

algological

\ˌal-gə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

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algology

noun

medical Definition of algology

: 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 Perspectives1987
called also dolorology

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