Definition by Wordnik
- (noun) Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.
Example by Wordnik
- To the pain thus excited the term neuralgia is commonly applied, or 'tic;' or, if the large nerve running down the thigh be the seat of the pain, 'sciatica.' - Grappling with the Monster The Curse and the Cure of Strong Drink
- It was the misfortune of Miss Salmon to suffer periodically and acutely from biliousness (which she called neuralgia). - This Freedom
- Whenever the course of events proved objectionable, Miss Rylance took refuge in a complaint which she called her neuralgia, indicating that it was a species of disorder peculiar to herself, and of a superior quality to everybody else's neuralgia. - The Golden Calf
- The headaches intensified into the excruciating flashes of facial pain known as neuralgia. - Mark Twain
- This change, as I have seen in my practice of medicine, passes up the nerves towards the centres, and occasions a more or less constant irritation of the nerve-fibres, producing neuralgia, which is usually referred to that part of the lost limb to which the affected nerve belongs. - The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 105, July 1866