trigeminal-neuralgia

trigeminal neuralgia

noun Pathology.

Origin:
1870–75

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trigeminal neuralgia
 
n
pathol another name for tic douloureux

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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 touching specific areas in or about the mouth. Also called Fothergill's disease, Fothergill's neuralgia, prosopalgia, prosoponeuralgia, tic douloureux, trifacial neuralgia.

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