tic douloureux

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Related to tic douloureux: trigeminal neuralgia

tic dou·lou·reux

[French : tic, tic + douloureux, painful.]

tic douloureux

(ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː)
(Pathology) a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve. Also called: trigeminal neuralgia
[C19: from French, literally: painful tic]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tic douloureux - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nervetic douloureux - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve
neuralgia, neuralgy - acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
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El cirujano frances Nicholas Andre describio en 1756 el tic douloureux como la patologia que agrupaba las caracteristicas anteriores [1-4].
Trigeminal neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a commonly misdiagnosed disorder characterized by intense facial pain.
A THIS condition, also called Tic Douloureux, is a problem with the trigeminal nerve in the face.