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Trigeminal Neuralgia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Trigeminal Neuralgia
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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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Epileptiform Neuralgia
Fothergill Disease
Secondary Trigeminal Neuralgia
Tic Doloureux
Tic Douloureux
Trifacial Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Idiopathic
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Secondary
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WL 544
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Trigeminal Nerve
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Preferred
Secondary Trigeminal Neuralgia Narrower
Trigeminal Neuralgia, Idiopathic Narrower
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