Definitions

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  • n. An intense burning pain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, an intense burning pain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

Etymologies

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek καυσός (kausos, "burning") + ἄλγος (algos, "pain"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • CRPS II, previously called causalgia (a term coined in the American Civil War when it was first diagnosed), follows partial damage to a nerve.

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  • Since then the phenomenon has been observed and reported on by thousands of doctors, acquiring over the years a bewildering collection of names, including causalgia (Greek for

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