prosopalgia


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prosopalgia

neuralgia affecting the face.
See also: Facial Features, Nerves, Pain
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1 Trigeminal neuralgia was first described John Fothergill in 1773 it is also known as Prosopalgia, the suicide disease or Fothergilll's disease and Nicolas Andrew invented the term "Tic Doulourex" in 1756 in his book because of the distinctive facial spasm that often accompanies the face.
The 72-year-old has trigeminal neuralgia, or prosopalgia, an illness that causes an intense, stabbing pain in her face.