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trigeminal neuralgia

noun Pathology.
  1. tic douloureux.
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Origin of trigeminal neuralgia

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for trigeminal neuralgia

trigeminal neuralgia

  1. pathol another name for tic douloureux
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trigeminal neuralgia in Medicine

trigeminal neuralgia

  1. 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.Fothergill's disease Fothergill's neuralgia prosopalgia prosoponeuralgia tic douloureux trifacial neuralgia
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