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Paroxysmal pain which extends along the course of one or more nerves.

Many varieties of neuralgia are distinguished according to the part affected or to the cause, as brachial, facial, occipital, supraorbital, etc. Or anaemic, diabetic, gouty, malarial, syphilitic, etc.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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