temporomandibular joint syndrome

temporomandibular joint syndrome

noun Pathology.
a condition attributed to tension in or faulty articulation of the temporomandibular joint, having a wide range of symptoms that include dizziness, ringing in the ears, and pain in the head, neck, and shoulders.
Also called TMJ syndrome.
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temporomandibular joint syndrome n.
Abbr. TMJ
A disorder that is caused by faulty articulation of the temporomandibular joint and is characterized by facial pain, headache, ringing ears, dizziness, and stiffness of the neck. Also called myofacial pain-dysfunction syndrome.

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