trigeminal neuralgia

noun

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia

: an intense paroxysmal neuralgia involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve

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The institute estimates that for about every 100,000 people, there are 12 new cases of trigeminal neuralgia annually. Lilly Nguyen, latimes.com, "Patients with rare pain condition call for UC Irvine surgeon’s reinstatement to neurological surgery department and training role," 12 July 2019 My trigeminal neuralgia is completely gone, as are some other symptoms. Katie Wood, Health.com, "When This Woman Went to Her Doctor With Lyme Disease Symptoms, She Was Told She Should “Try Meditation”," 18 June 2019

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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trigeminal neuralgia

noun

Medical Definition of trigeminal neuralgia

: an intense paroxysmal neuralgia involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve

called also tic douloureux

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