Pain in the joints. There are many possible causes of pain in a joint. The Greek "algos" means "pain."
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Pain in a joint, especially one not inflammatory in character. SYN: arthrodynia. [G. arthron, joint, + algos, pain]
- intermittent a. SYN: periodic a..
- periodic a. [MIM*112270] a condition in which there is pain and swelling, thought originally to involve the joints, but now known to localize to the shafts of long bones, occurring at regular intervals; there is sometimes abdominal pain, purpura, or edema. SYN: intermittent a., periodic bone pain.
- a. saturnina severe pain, chiefly on flexion of the joints of the lower extremities, in lead poisoning.

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ar·thral·gia är-'thral-j(ē-)ə n pain in one or more joints
ar·thral·gic -jik adj

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severe pain in a joint, without swelling or other signs of arthritis. Compare arthritis.

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ar·thral·gia (ahr-thralґjə) [arthr- + -algia] pain in a joint; called also arthrodynia. arthralgic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • arthralgia — (n.) pain in a joint, 1848, from Gk. arthron joint (see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.1)) + ALGIA (Cf. algia) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arthralgia — [är thral′jə] n. [ ARTHR(O) + ALGIA] pain in a joint or joints …   English World dictionary

  • Arthralgia — Infobox Disease Name = Arthralgia Caption = DiseasesDB = 15237 ICD10 = ICD10|M|25|5|m|20 ICD9 = ICD9|719.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D018771Arthralgia (from Greek arthro , joint + algos , pain)… …   Wikipedia

  • arthralgia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1848 pain in one or more joints • arthralgic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arthralgia — arthralgic, adj. /ahr thral jeuh/, n. Pathol. pain in a joint. [1840 50; ARTHR + ALGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • arthralgia — noun /ɑːˈθɹæl.dʒi.ə,ɑɹˈθɹæl.dʒi.ə/ pain in a joint, especially when not caused by arthritis …   Wiktionary

  • arthralgia — n. pain in the joints, pain in the vertebra (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arthralgia — [α: θraldʒə] noun Medicine pain in a joint. Origin C19: from Gk arthron joint + algia …   English new terms dictionary

  • arthralgia — ar·thral·gia …   English syllables

  • arthralgia — arthrodynia; n. severe pain in a joint, without swelling or other signs of arthritis. Compare: arthritis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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