from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An acute, severe, intermittent pain that radiates along a nerve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve. It seems to be independent of any structural lesion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pain, corresponding frequently to the distribution of some one nerve, which is not due immediately and simply to excessive stimulation of the nerve or nerves involved by some gross or extra-nervous lesion, but to a nutritive or other molecular change in the nerves themselves or their central connections.
- n. See the adjectives.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
From New Latin neuralgia, from Ancient Greek νεῦρον (neuron, "nerve") + ἄλγος (algos, "pain"). (Wiktionary)