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trigeminal neuralgia

Syllabification: tri·gem·i·nal neu·ral·gia

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia in English:

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.

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