trigeminal neuralgia

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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.
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trigeminal neuralgia

n
(Pathology) pathol another name for tic douloureux
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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]
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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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