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agony

 [ag´ah-ne]
severe pain or extreme suffering.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē),
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē)
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

agony

1. Intense physical or mental pain.
2. The struggle that sometimes precedes death.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ag·o·ny

(ag'ŏ-nē)
Intense pain or anguish of body or mind.
[G. agōn, a struggle, trial]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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