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tic douloureux

Pronunciation: /tɪk ˌduːləˈruː/
Pronunciation: /-ˈrəː/


Another term for trigeminal neuralgia.
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.


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

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