trigeminal neuralgia

noun

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia

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

Examples of trigeminal neuralgia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In trigeminal neuralgia, an injury to the nerve causes terrible pain in one of these branches. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 Carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine and gabapentin all are medications that have been studied for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 The pain your husband experienced from trigeminal neuralgia must have been terrible. cleveland, 1 July 2021 The pain your husband experienced from trigeminal neuralgia must have been terrible. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 1 July 2021 The cause of trigeminal neuralgia in many people is compression of the nerve deep in the brain. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 Tic douloureux, or trigeminal neuralgia, is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. cleveland, 1 July 2021 Tic douloureux, or trigeminal neuralgia, is a severe, stabbing pain to one side of the face. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 1 July 2021 Alexievich has trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic, painful condition that affects a facial nerve. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of trigeminal neuralgia

1874, in the meaning defined above

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21 Dec 2021

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“Trigeminal neuralgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trigeminal%20neuralgia. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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

More from Merriam-Webster on trigeminal neuralgia

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about trigeminal neuralgia

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