Definition of causalgia in English:

causalgia

Line breaks: caus|algia
Pronunciation: /kɔːˈzaldʒə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Severe burning pain in a limb caused by injury to a peripheral nerve.
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    • Acute complete ischaemia can lead to peripheral nerve injury that manifests as the chronic pain syndrome, also referred to as causalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and many other terms.
    • The syndrome, originally termed causalgia, was first used in 1864, to describe the typical burning pain caused by vasomotor disturbances following peripheral nerve injuries from gunshot wounds.
    • But what other employment lifestyle threatens Sudeck's atrophy, causalgia, stellate ganglion blockades, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus while still bombarding you with offers for herbal Viagra?

Origin

mid 19th century: from Greek kausos 'heat, fever' + -algia.

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