algodystrophy
A painful local disturbance of growth, particularly due to focal aseptic necrosis of bone and cartilage. [algo- + G. dys-, bad, + trophe, nourishment]

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n.
a specific post-traumatic syndrome after nerve injury, in which a limb remains exquisitely sensitive to any stimulus and later develops disuse atrophy. Overactivity of sympathetic nerves may contribute to the syndrome.

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al·go·dys·tro·phy (al″go-disґtrə-fe) [algo- + dystrophy] complex regional pain syndrome type 1.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • algodystrophy — n. a specific post traumatic syndrome after nerve injury, in which a limb remains exquisitely sensitive to any stimulus and later develops disuse atrophy. Overactivity of sympathetic nerves may contribute to the syndrome …   The new mediacal dictionary

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