neuralgia

noun
neu·ral·gia | \ nu̇-ˈral-jə , nyu̇- \

Definition of neuralgia 

: acute paroxysmal pain radiating along the course of one or more nerves usually without demonstrable changes in the nerve structure

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neuralgic \nu̇-ˈral-jik, nyu̇- \ adjective

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On June 5, Gievers lifted the stay, saying Jordan and Diana Dodson, a plaintiff who has neuralgia associated with HIV, would suffer without having access to smokable marijuana. Dara Kam, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Smokable medical pot case stays on hold," 3 July 2018 On June 5, Gievers lifted the stay, saying Jordan and Diana Dodson, a plaintiff who has neuralgia associated with HIV, would suffer without having access to smokable marijuana. Dara Kam, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Smoking medical marijuana not allowed while legal fight continues," 3 July 2018 Postherpetic neuralgia, the most common shingles complication, causes persistent pain even after the rash disappears. Health.com, "What Is Shingles?," 1 May 2017 The risk of postherpetic neuralgia, a painful complication of shingles, is reduced by 67%. Health.com, "What Is Shingles?," 1 May 2017 The cause was complications of postherpetic neuralgia, his daughter Meme Rhee said. New York Times, "Jhoon Rhee, Athletic Ambassador of Taekwondo, Dies at 86," 6 May 2018 Yet for all the sophistication of the British digital-services market, this is an area where the U.K. has performed very poorly—in large part due to political neuralgia about ID cards. Simon Nixon, WSJ, "Windrush Scandal Highlights Case for U.K. Digital ID," 2 May 2018 Antidepressants – Drugs like amitriptyline may be prescribed to shingles patients to alleviate postherpetic neuralgia. Health.com, "What Is Shingles?," 1 May 2017 Studies presented to the committee show that Zostavax is 51% effective against shingles and 67% effective against postherpetic neuralgia. Susan Scutti, CNN, "CDC recommends new shingles vaccine to replace older one," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of neuralgia

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuralgia

neur- + -algia, probably after French névralgie

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The first known use of neuralgia was in 1807

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neuralgia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of neuralgia

medical : a sharp pain that is felt along the length of a nerve

neuralgia

noun
neu·ral·gia | \ n(y)u̇-ˈral-jə \

Medical Definition of neuralgia 

: acute paroxysmal pain radiating along the course of one or more nerves usually without demonstrable changes in the nerve structure — compare neuritis

Other words from neuralgia

neuralgic \-jik \ adjective

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