- 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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algodystrophy — A painful local disturbance of growth, particularly due to focal aseptic necrosis of bone and cartilage. [algo + G. dys , bad, + trophe, nourishment] * * * n. a specific post traumatic syndrome after nerve injury, in which a limb remains… … Medical dictionary