nyctalgia

nyctalgia

 [nik-tal´jah]
pain that occurs only in sleep.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nyc·tal·gi·a

(nik-tal'jē-ă),
Pain that characteristically occurs at night (for example, nocturnal bone pain experienced by patients with syphilis).
Synonym(s): night pain
[nyct- + G. algos, pain]
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nyctalgia

A nonspecific term of uncertain clinical utility for pain occurring at night; it is not used in the working medical parlance.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

nyc·tal·gi·a

(nik-tal'jē-ă)
Denoting especially the osteocopic pains of syphilis occurring at night.
[nyct- + G. algos, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nyc·tal·gi·a

(nik-tal'jē-ă)
Pain that characteristically occurs at night (e.g., nocturnal bone pain experienced by patients with syphilis).
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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