trigeminal neuralgia definition by Webster's New World
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a disorder of unknown cause, characterized by severely painful paroxysms along one or more branches of a trigeminal nerve
trigeminal neuralgia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Paroxysmal shooting pains of the facial area around one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve, of unknown cause, but often precipitated by irritation of the affected area. Also called tic douloureux.
trigeminal neuralgia - Medical Definition
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.