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Pain in the ear; earache.

o·tal′gic adj.
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(əʊˈtældʒɪə; -dʒə)
(Pathology) the technical name for earache
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a pain or ache in the ear; otalgia.
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Medicine. an earache. — otalgic, adj.
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an earache.
See also: Ear
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Any form of earache.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.otalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner earotalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
ache, aching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
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References in periodicals archive ?
Sign or symptom 1 Otorrhea, itching 2 None 3 Otalgia, fullness 4 Otorrhea 5 Otalgia, occlusion 6 Itching (bilateral) 7 Otorrhea, otalgia 8 Otalgia, fullness 9 None 10 Otorrhea 11 None 12 Otorrhea, itching 13 Otorrhea, itching 14 Otorrhea, otalgia 15 Otalgia
On day 11, otalgia and secretion of yellow exudate was associated with a swollen right external auditory canal.
Most common presenting symptom was hearing loss (77.7%) followed by pruritis (68.8%) and otalgia (40%).
A 70 year old gentleman with a background of type two diabetes mellitus first presented to his family doctor in Februrary of 2011 with left sided, throbbing otalgia that had been present for a week.
The guideline addressed initial observation as an option in children aged 6-23 months with mild otalgia and with a temperature of less than 39[degrees] C in the last 24 hours, and in whom the diagnosis of acute otitis media is uncertain.
The presenting symptoms of nasopharyngeal tuberculosis are cervical lymphadenopathy (most common), epistaxis, hearing loss, tinnitus, otalgia, nasal obstruction, post-nasal drip, snoring, diplopia or osteomyelitis of the clivus.
Os resultados da anamnese audiologica revelaram que as principais queixas apresentadas pelos idosos foram: hipertensao arterial em dez (25%), tontura em sete (17,5%), zumbido em sete (17,5 %) e otalgia em tres (7,5 %).
This study included 315 children aged 6 months to 10 years taken to their general practitioner with acute otalgia and found to have otoscopic evidence of acute inflammation (dullness, erythema or bulging, cloudiness, or perforation).
Clinical symptoms are nonspecific and include hearing loss, aural fullness, tinnitus, otalgia, facial weakness, and the like [5-9].
A 45-year-old man attended to our emergency department complaining of left otalgia, purulent otorrhea, and pain in the left cervical area with a 15-day history.
Associated symptoms included intermittent left-sided otalgia (described as "a pressure-like sensation") and occasional imbalance upon rising from bed in the morning, without frank vertigo.
There was associated history of hearing loss and otalgia of same duration.