Share this entry

Share this page

trigeminal neuralgia

Line breaks: tri|gem¦in¦al neur|al¦gia

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Neuralgia involving one or more of the branches of the trigeminal nerves, and often causing severe pain.
Example sentences
  • Patients describe the sudden and severe pain of trigeminal neuralgia as a ‘red hot needle’ or ‘forked lightning’ pain in the face.
  • Before this time, trigeminal neuralgia was described as pain that gave patients the facial appearance of a dog about to bark.
  • Patients then are asked if they feel typical trigeminal neuralgia pain.

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day boscage
Pronunciation: ˈbɒskɪdʒ
noun
a mass of trees or shrubs