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neuralgia

noun [U] uk   /njʊəˈræl.dʒə/ us    /nʊrˈæl-/
short, severe pains felt suddenly along a nerve, especially in the neck or headDisorders of muscles and the nervous systemPain and painful
neuralgic
adjective uk   /-dʒɪk/ us  
Disorders of muscles and the nervous systemPain and painful
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