Definition of tic douloureux in English:

tic douloureux

Syllabification: tic dou·lou·reux
Pronunciation: /ˈtik ˌdo͞oləˈro͞o


  • another term for trigeminal neuralgia.
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    • 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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