Algophobia


Algophobia

Algophobia is a phobia of pain - an abnormal and persistent fear of pain that is far more powerful than that of a normal person. [cite book
last = Casselman
first = William
title = A Dictionary of Medical Derivations: The Real Meaning of Medical Words
publisher = The Parthenon Publishing Group
date = 1998
pages = p. 20
id = ISBN 1-85070-771-5
]

ee also

*Dental phobia

References


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  • algophobia — [al΄gō fō′bē ə, al΄gəfō′bē ə] n. [ ALGO + PHOBIA] an abnormal fear of pain …   English World dictionary

  • algophobia — noun a morbid fear of pain • Derivationally related forms: ↑algophobic • Hypernyms: ↑simple phobia * * * ˌalgəˈfōbēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • algophobia — /al geuh foh bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal dread of pain. [1895 1900; ALGO + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • algophobia — noun Fear of pain. Syn: agliophobia …   Wiktionary

  • Algophobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of pain. The fear is excessive, beyond that which is expected under the circumstances, producing an anxiety reaction. From the Greek algos (pain) and phobos (fear). Note that an algometer is an instrument for… …   Medical dictionary

  • algophobia — fear of pain Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • algophobia — n. abnormal fear of pain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • algophobia — al·go·pho·bia …   English syllables

  • algophobia — A fear of pain …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • algophobia — /ˌælgəˈfoʊbiə/ (say .alguh fohbeeuh) noun an abnormal dread of pain. –algophobic, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary