trigeminal neuralgia

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Related to Suicide disease: trigeminal neuralgia, tic douloureux, trigeminal neuropathy

trigeminal neuralgia

n.
Paroxysmal shooting pains of the facial area around one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve, of unknown cause, but often precipitated by irritation of the affected area. Also called tic douloureux.

trigeminal neuralgia

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(Pathology) pathol another name for tic douloureux

tic dou•lou•reux

(ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; Fr. tik du luˈrœ)
n.
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
[1790–1800; < French: literally, painful tic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trigeminal neuralgia - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nervetrigeminal neuralgia - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve
neuralgia, neuralgy - acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
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The pain is so severe that some people refer to it as suicide disease.
She had been struck down with trigeminal neuralgia, a nerve condition so painful it is also known as suicide disease.
The presentation will explore preclinical work with TI-001 for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, which is also known as the suicide disease, a severe nerve disorder that causes episodes of intense facial pain.