ar·​thral·​gia | \ är-ˈthral-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce arthralgia (audio) \

Definition of arthralgia

: pain in one or more joints

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Other Words from arthralgia

arthralgic \ är-​ˈthral-​jik How to pronounce arthralgic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of arthralgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In those who do show symptoms, though, the systemic form typically causes flu-like symptoms including chills, fever, arthralgia (joint pain), and muscle pain, the CDC says. Korin Miller,, "Eastern Equine Encephalitis Has Reportedly Killed 1 Woman—Here's What to Know About the Mosquito-Borne Disease," 26 Aug. 2019 Systemic illness may include chills, fever, malaise, arthralgia and myalgia, and last up to two weeks. Fox News, "Rhode Island mosquitoes test positive for potentially deadly virus EEE, officials say," 16 Aug. 2019 Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, weakcills, muscle spasms, arthralgias, and a sense of malaise. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "What You Should Know About These Nasty, Rash-Causing Sea Lice Reported in Florida Beaches," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of arthralgia

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthralgia

probably borrowed from French arthralgie, from arthr- arthr- + -algie -algia

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The first known use of arthralgia was circa 1839

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3 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arthralgia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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ar·​thral·​gia | \ är-ˈthral-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce arthralgia (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthralgia

: pain in one or more joints

Other Words from arthralgia

arthralgic \ -​jik How to pronounce arthralgic (audio) \ adjective

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