CG: nf

S: (last access: 26 October 2016); (last access: 26 October 2016).

N: 1. From Ancient Greek ἄλγος ‎(álgos, “pain”) and -φοβία ‎(-phobía, “fear”).
2. A morbid fear of pain.
3. Algophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Algophobia is also related to agliophobia, odynephobia, odynophobia, odynesphobia, which all mean the fear of pain.
4. It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias.
5. As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking.

F: 1. (last access: 26 Ocrtober 2016). 2. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 26 October 2016). 3 to 5. (last access: 26 October 2016).

OV: agliophobia

S: Phobia Source – (last access: 21 October 1016); FOF- (last access: 21 October 2016).

SIN: odynophobia

F: (last access: 26 October 2016)

RC: pain, phobia.