severe pain along the course of a nerve or in its area of distribution
Origin of neuralgiaModL: see neur- and -algia
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.
(countable and uncountable, plural neuralgias)
From New Latin neuralgia, from Ancient Greek Î½Îµá¿¦ÏÎ¿Î½ (neuron, “nerve") + á¼„Î»Î³Î¿Ï‚ (algos, “pain").