sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
1807, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.
neuralgia neu·ral·gia (nu-rāl’jə, nyu-)
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves. Also called neurodynia.
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental disorder; sane. Biology, Medicine/Medical. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or […]
to convert (an element) into an ; combine with oxygen. to cover with a coating of or rust. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal. to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence. Compare (def 12). to become oxidized. (especially of white wine) […]
a person who believes in or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind. a person whose personal belief in causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare . . Historical Examples Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals. Readings on Fascism and National Socialism […]
the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope. the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head. the period during which a certain pope is in office. the succession or line of the popes. Contemporary Examples Recently released transcripts from that private meeting shed light on the power of […]