trigeminal neuralgia

noun

: 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 Gout, trigeminal neuralgia, angina. Ann Levin, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2021 My husband suffers from trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 Jacqueline has lived with a range of chronic health conditions since the age of 14 including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, gastroparesis and trigeminal neuralgia. Gus Alexiou, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 Tegretol decreases the spread of seizure; it is also used to treat bipolar disorder and trigeminal neuralgia, a condition causing severe facial pain. Christopher Linstrom, Discover Magazine, 31 Jan. 2011 Microvascular decompression procedure for trigeminal neuralgia. Katrina Firlik, Discover Magazine, 7 Apr. 2014 The Tomasulos established the Facial Pain Research Foundation in 2011 to help find a cure for trigeminal neuralgia and related neuropathic facial pain. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 29 Oct. 2022 Amy Tomasulo was diagnosed in 2001 with trigeminal neuralgia, intense pain caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve in the head, one of 12 pairs of nerves attached to the brain. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 29 Oct. 2022 It is thought that CBD oil may help to reduce inflammation and pain in trigeminal neuralgia, although more research is needed. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trigeminal neuralgia was in 1874

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“Trigeminal neuralgia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trigeminal%20neuralgia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

trigeminal neuralgia

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

called also tic douloureux

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