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sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Historical Examples

The operation is a difficult and serious one, but the results are satisfactory so far as the cure of the neuralgia is concerned.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Added to which it gave him neuralgia; while the strong tea gave him indigestion.
They and I Jerome K. Jerome

It seems that a predisposition to neuralgia is a necessary element in the latter affection.
Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it Francis E. Anstie

Good in all cases of chronic rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica, and the like.
The Ladies Book of Useful Information Anonymous

Deficiency of it results in nervous weakness, neuralgia, and low temperature of the body.
A Comprehensive Guide-Book to Natural, Hygienic and Humane Diet Sydney H. Beard

I am sorry that you are not with me, as it possibly may have benefitted your neuralgia.
Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (His Son) Captain Robert E. Lee

As a sedative in neuralgia and Tic-Doloreux, its effects were very remarkable.
The Aristocracy of London: Part I: Kensington Anonymous

She went to bed with an attack of neuralgia a little after six.
The Californians Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

Mr Curtis has strongly recommended this plaster in neuralgia.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

In the early part of December Pascal had a severe attack of neuralgia.
Doctor Pascal Emile Zola

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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