1. trigeminal

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)

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2. neuralgia

noun. acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves.


  • hurting
  • tic douloureux
  • neuralgy
  • pain
  • sciatica


  • pleasure


  • neuralgia (Latin)

Sentences with 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.

2. Noun Phrase
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.