neuralgia

n.
a severe burning or stabbing pain often following the course of a nerve. Postherpetic neuralgia is an intense debilitating pain felt at the site of a previous attack of shingles. In trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) there are brief paroxysms of searing pain felt in the distribution of one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve in the face. Trigeminal neuralgia is managed principally by prescription of carbamazepine. Migrainous neuralgia is characterized by severe unilateral pain around one eye (see cluster headache).

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  • Neuralgia — Classification and external resources ICD 10 M79.2 ICD 9 729.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Neuralgia — Clasificación y recursos externos CIE 10 M79.2, m70 CIE 9 729.2 MedlinePlus …   Wikipedia Español

  • neuralgia — f. sintomat. Nombre genérico con que se designa cualquier dolor más o menos constante, espontáneo o provocado a lo largo de un nervio. Medical Dictionary. 2011. neuralgia …   Diccionario médico

  • Neuralgia — Neu*ral gi*a, n. [NL., from Gr. ney^ron nerve + ? pain. See {nerve}.] (Med.) A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neuralgia — (n.) 1807, from Gk. neuron nerve (see NEURO (Cf. neuro )) + ALGIA (Cf. algia). Probably formed on model of Fr. névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic …   Etymology dictionary

  • neuralgia — s. f. [Medicina] Dor num nervo e suas ramificações. = NEVRALGIA   ‣ Etimologia: neuro + algia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • neuralgia — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: medicina Dolor que recorre un nervio …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • neuralgia — (De neuro y algia). f. Med. Dolor continuo a lo largo de un nervio y de sus ramificaciones, por lo común sin fenómenos inflamatorios …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • neuralgia — ► NOUN ▪ intense pain along the course of a nerve, especially in the head or face. DERIVATIVES neuralgic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • neuralgia — [noo ral′jə, nyooral′jə; noo ral′jē ə, nyoo ral′jē ə] n. [ModL: see NEUR & ALGIA] severe pain along the course of a nerve or in its area of distribution neuralgic [no͞o ral′jik, nyo͞o ral′jik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • neuralgia — neuralgic, adj. /noo ral jeuh, nyoo /, n. Pathol. sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve. [1815 25; NEUR + ALGIA] * * * Pain of unknown cause in the area covered by a peripheral sensory nerve. In trigeminal neuralgia (tic… …   Universalium

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