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Trigeminal neuralgia

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trigeminal neuralgia

(Science: neurology) A disorder of trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V) dysfunction.

Synonym: tic douloureux.

Characterised by excruciating paroxysms of pain in the lips, gums, cheek or chin, and, very rarely, in the distribution of the eye (ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve).