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trigeminal neuralgia

noun, Pathology.
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First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
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trigeminal neuralgia

(pathol) another name for tic douloureux
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trigeminal neuralgia in Medicine

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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