Definition of tic douloureux in English:

tic douloureux

Line breaks: tic dou¦lour|eux
Pronunciation: /tɪk ˌduːləˈruː
 
, -ˈrəː/

noun

  • another term for trigeminal neuralgia.
    More example sentences
    • In 1756, a French physician, Nicholas Andre, named this condition tic douloureux, which means painful wince.
    • It will give relief for tic douloureux with active circulation to the head.
    • The majority of patients with tic douloureux are successfully treated by pharmacotherapy.

Origin

early 19th century: French, literally 'painful tic'.

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