causalgia

noun
cau·​sal·​gia | \ kȯ-ˈzal-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce causalgia (audio) , -ˈsal- \

Definition of causalgia

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

Other Words from causalgia

causalgic \ kȯ-​ˈzal-​jik How to pronounce causalgic (audio) , -​ˈsal-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of causalgia

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for causalgia

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

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The first known use of causalgia was in 1872

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“Causalgia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/causalgia. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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causalgia

noun
cau·​sal·​gia | \ kȯ-ˈzal-j(ē-)ə, -ˈsal- How to pronounce causalgia (audio) \

Medical Definition of causalgia

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

Other Words from causalgia

causalgic \ -​jik How to pronounce causalgic (audio) \ adjective
causalgic pain

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