Pronunciation: (tik' dOO"lu-rOO'; Fr. tēk dOO-lOO-rœ'), [key] Pathol.
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face. Also called facial neuralgia, trifacial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia.
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