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Trigeminal Neuralgia

A syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of excruciating pain lasting several seconds or longer in the sensory distribution of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE. Pain may be initiated by stimulation of trigger points on the face, lips, or gums or by movement of facial muscles or chewing. Associated conditions include MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, vascular anomalies, ANEURYSMS, and neoplasms. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p187)

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.299.625.500.700, C10.292.319.625.700.700

MeSH Unique ID: D014277

Entry Terms:

  • Neuralgia, Trigeminal
  • Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Tic Doloureux
  • Fothergill Disease
  • Disease, Fothergill
  • Trifacial Neuralgia
  • Neuralgia, Trifacial
  • Trifacial Neuralgias
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Epileptiform Neuralgia
  • Epileptiform Neuralgias
  • Neuralgia, Epileptiform
  • Secondary Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Neuralgia, Secondary Trigeminal
  • Secondary Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Secondary
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Idiopathic
  • Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgias
  • Neuralgia, Idiopathic Trigeminal

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