306. Pain


See also 122. DISEASE and ILLNESS ; 223. INJURY ; 350. REMEDIES .

algogenic
producing pain.
algolagnia
a deriving of sexual pleasure from inflicting or enduring pain. Cf. masochism, sadism. —algolagnist, n . —algolagnic, adj .
algometry
measurement of pain by means of an algometer, an instrument for determining sensitivity to pain produced by pressure. —algometric, algometrical, adj .
algophilia
a love of pain.
algophobia
an extreme fear of pain. Cf. odynophobia .
audialgesia
otalgia.
brachialgia
pain in the nerves of the upper arm.
cardialgia, cardialgy
a burning or other painful feeling in the stomach or esophagus; heartburn.
cephalalgia
Medicine . 1. a pain in the head.
2. a headache. Also called cephalgia, cephalodynia .
coxalgia, coxalgy
pain in the hip joint.
dermatalgia
neuralgia of the skin.
dolorifuge
anything that drives away pain.
gastralgia
pain in the stomach or abdominal region.
hemicrania
1. Medicine . a pain or aching on one side of the head.
2. migraine.
hypalgesia
hypalgia.
hypalgia
a decreased sensibility to pain. Also hypalgesia.
hyperalgesia
an unusually high sensitivity to pain. — hyperalgesic, adj .
hysterodynia
pain in the uterus.
masochism
1. Psychiatry. a condition in which sexual gratification is achieved through suffering physical pain and humiliation, especially inflicted on oneself.
2. any gratification gained from pain or deprivation inflicted or imposed on oneself. Cf. sadism. —masochist, n. —masochistic, adj.
odontalgia
Medicine. a pain in a tooth. —odontalgic, adj.
odynophobia
an abnormal fear of pain.
otalgia
Medicine. an earache. —otalgic, adj.
photalgia
pain in the eyes caused by light.
proctalgia
pain in the rectum.
prosopalgia
neuralgia affecting the face.
psychalgia
mental or psychic pain.
rachialgia
pain affecting the spine. —rachialgic, adj.
sadism
1. Psychiatry. a sexual gratification gained through causing physical pain or humiliation.
2. any enjoyment in being cruel. Cf. masochism. —sadist, n. —sadistic, adj.
sadomasochism
Psychiatry. a condition of disturbed and destructive personality marked by the presence of both sadistic and masochistic traits. —sado-masochist, n. —sadomasochistic, adj.
stoicism
an indifference to pleasure or pain. —stoic, n., adj. —stoical, adj.
synalgia
pain in one part of the body resulting from hurt or injury in another part; referred pain.
uteralgia
pain in the womb or uterus.
zoosadism
sadism directed toward animals. —zoosadist, n. —zoosadistic, adj.

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