noun. the main sensory nerve of the face and motor nerve for the muscles of mastication.
- cranial nerve
- nervus trigeminus
- trigeminal nerve
- fifth cranial nerve
- geminal (English)
- tri- (English)
noun. acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves.
- tic douloureux
- neuralgia (Latin)
Example sentences of the word trigeminal-neuralgia
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People with trigeminal neuralgia describe their pain as an excruciating shock-like or burning sensation on one side of the lower face, cheek or jaw or around the eye 2.
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If the pain lasts only a few seconds and is triggered by even slight movement, you may have trigeminal neuralgia, a kind of nerve damage.
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Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia may be triggered by seemingly innocuous occurrences such a kiss or a breeze blowing across the skin.
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A person with trigeminal neuralgia** will feel severe, episodic and sudden burning face pain that can last for up to two minutes per bout.