Persistent severe burning pain, usually following injury of a peripheral nerve (especially median and tibial) or the brachial plexus, accompanied by trophic changes. [G. kausis, burning, + algos, pain]

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cau·sal·gia kȯ-'zal-j(ē-)ə, -'sal- n a constant usu. burning pain resulting from injury to a peripheral nerve
cau·sal·gic -jik adj

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an intensely unpleasant burning pain felt in a limb where there has been partial damage to the sympathetic and somatic sensory nerves.

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cau·sal·gia (kaw-zalґjə) [Gr. kausos heat + -algia] complex regional pain syndrome type 2.

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  • causalgia — [kô zal′jē ə, kô zal′jə] n. [ModL < Gr kausos, fever, heat (see CAUSTIC) + ALGIA] a condition of severe burning pain, usually caused by a peripheral nerve injury …   English World dictionary

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  • causalgia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kausos fever (from kaiein to burn) + New Latin algia Date: 1872 a constant usually burning pain resulting from injury to a peripheral nerve • causalgic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • causalgia — cau·sal·gì·a s.f. TS neurol. dolore bruciante e molto intenso dovuto alla lesione di un nervo periferico Sinonimi: termalgia. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1956. ETIMO: comp. del gr. kaûsos calore intenso e di algia …   Dizionario italiano

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