trigeminal neuralgia(redirected from trifacial neuralgia)
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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.
(Pathology) pathol another name for tic douloureux
tic dou•lou•reux(ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; Fr. tik du luˈrœ)
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
[1790–1800; < French: literally, painful tic]