Definition of Costalgia

1. Noun. Pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs.

Exact synonyms: Pleuralgia, Pleurodynia
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain

Definition of Costalgia

1. Noun. pain in the ribs, or the costal muscles ¹

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Medical Definition of Costalgia

1. Synonym: pleurodynia. Origin: L. Costa, rib, + G. Algos, pain (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costalgia

costal fringe
costal groove
costal groove for subclavian artery
costal margin
costal notch
costal part of diaphragm
costal pit of transverse process
costal pleura
costal pleurisy
costal process
costal respiration
costal surface
costal surface of lung
costal surface of scapula
costal tuberosity
costalgia (current term)

Literary usage of Costalgia

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1. Disease of the Blood by Paul Ehrlich, Carl von Noorden, Adolf Lazarus, Felix Pinkus (1905)
"costalgia.—Tenderness at the costal margin, usually left-sided, is quite frequent in chlorosis. It is usually most marked at the end of the eleventh rib and ..."

2. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"C. pleura. See PLEURA. C. respiration, respiration in which the movements are principally in the chest. costalgia (cos-tal'ji-a, L. co-stál'gi-a). ..."

3. Elements of therapeutics and practice according to the dosimetric system by A. J. d' Oliveira Castro (1888)
"On the other hand, leeches and wet cups may be very serviceable in making the internal antiphlogistic treatment more effective. Pleuritic pain, or costalgia ..."

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