adjective see causalgia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • causalgic — adj. with sharp pain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • causalgic — cau·sal·gic …   English syllables

  • causalgic — adjective see causalgia …   Useful english dictionary

  • causalgia — causalgic, adj. /kaw zal jee euh, jeuh/, n. a neuralgia distinguished by a burning pain along certain nerves, usually of the upper extremities. [1870 75; < NL, equiv. to Gk kaûs(is) a burning + NL algia ALGIA; see CAUSTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • causalgia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kausos fever (from kaiein to burn) + New Latin algia Date: 1872 a constant usually burning pain resulting from injury to a peripheral nerve • causalgic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • causalgia —    The term causalgia comes from the Greek words kaiein (to heat, to set on fire) and algos (pain). It was introduced in 1867 by the American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell (1829 1914) to denote a specific painful condition following injury to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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