Podagra, a term derived from ancient Greek, combines two words: Pous, meaning “foot,” and Agra, meaning “trap” or “seizure.” Hence, podagra literally translates to “foot trap” or “seizure of the foot” in reference to the intense pain experienced during a gout attack.

While the broader term, gout, is more commonly used, podagra refers to the specific location of the gout attack in the big toe.

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