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Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
8 terms share this root

To be "without" "feeling pain".

  • An (Greek) - Without, not
  • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
  • COX2 inhibitors
  • Opioids including heroin
  • Painkillers
  • Opium is the oldest known algesic derived from the poppy plant. Homer in the Iliad refers to opium as the bringer of sleep and forgetfulness .
  • Antalgic gait

    A "walking" pattern developed in order to be "without" "pain" when one walks.

    • Anti (Greek) - Against, opposite, opposed to
    • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
    • Gate (Middle English) - A going or walking
  • Associated with pelvic girdle pain and osteoarthritis
  • Arthralgia

    "Joint" "pain".

    • Arthron (Greek) - Pertaining to the Joint
    • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
  • Can be results of injury, infection, illnesses (arthritis) or an allergic reaction to medication
  • Commonly seen in Lyme Disease and the Flu

  • Medytoons

    A type of "hot" burning "pain" caused by nerve damage.

  • Also known as complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

    CNS disorder involving chronic "muscle" "pain", fatigue, and joint "fiber" stiffness.

    • Fibra (Latin) - A fiber, filament, entrail
    • Myo (Greek) - Muscle
    • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
  • Common in depression or anxiety disorders
  • More common in women
  • 1990 paper by Dr. Wolfe defined diagnostic guidelines
  • Otalgia

    "Pain" of the "ear".

    • Ous (Greek) - Ear
    • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
  • Commonly caused by otitis externa or otitis media, but can also originate from mastoiditis or a tympanic membrane perforation.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

    "To feel pain" in "many" "muscles," caused by inflammation. Many associated symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, feeling of illness and fever. Many causes and poorly understood pathophysiology.

    • Polloi (Greek) - Many
    • My (Greek) - Muscle
    • Algein (Greek) - To feel pain
    • Rheum (Greek) - Discharge from the body, flux; a stream, current, flood, a flowing
  • Associated with temporal arteritis
  • Treat with oral corticosteroid
  • Association with HLA DR4
  • Proctalgia fugax

    A "pain" of the "anus" that is "fleeting", lasting only a couple of seconds to hours.

  • It is characterized by intermittent and self limited episodes of severe rectal or al pain
  • Often times occurs in the middle of the night lasting only a couple seconds or minutes.