Definition of causalgia in English:

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Pronunciation: /kôˈzalj(ē)ə/ Pronunciation: /-ˈsal-/


Severe burning pain in a limb caused by injury to a peripheral nerve.
Example sentences
  • 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?


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

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Syllabification: cau·sal·gi·a

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