[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-] /nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
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.
neu·ral’gic adj.


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