tic douloureux

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tic dou·lou·reux

[French : tic, tic + douloureux, painful.]
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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]
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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]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
(1,2) As is the case in its trigeminal counterpart, tic douloureux, hemifacial spasm has a diverse array of potential etiologies.
In 1756 Andre named it Tic Douloureux. Jhon Hunter described it the disease of nervous system in which pain is referred to the teeth, gums and tongue where there is actually no disease3,4.
Le dio el nombre de tic douloureux al dolor facial acompanado de espasmos intensos descritos como "convulsivos" [1,2,10].