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arthralgia Syllabification: ar·thral·gia
Pronunciation: /ˌärˈTHralj(ē)ə/

Definition of arthralgia in English:


Pain in a joint.
Example sentences
  • Arthritis is joint pain with inflammation, whereas arthralgia is joint pain without inflammation.
  • Patients with classical dermatomyositis can also suffer from arthralgia (joint aches) or arthritis (tender, painful swollen joints).
  • A 75-year-old man was admitted for fever, shivering, arthralgia, and chest pain that increased with deep breathing.


Mid 19th century: from Greek arthron 'joint' + -algia.

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