\njuːɹˈald͡ʒə], \njuːɹˈaldʒə], \n_j_uː_ɹ_ˈa_l_dʒ_ə]\
Definitions of NEURALGIA, FACIAL
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Face ague, is characterized by acute lancinating pains, returning at intervals; and by twinges in certain parts of the face, producing convulsive twitches in the corresponding muscles. It may be seated in the frontal nerve, in the infra-orbitar, or in the maxillary branch of the fifth pair. Metopadynia, Brow-ague, Neuralgia frontalis, Ophthalmodynia, Tic douloureux, Dalor periodicus, &c., commences at the superciliary foramen and extends along the ramifications of the frontal nerve that are distributed on the forehead, upper eyelid, caruncula lacrymalis, and nasal angle of the eyelids. Sometimes it is felt particularly in the orbit. Neuralgia infra-arbitaria, Dalar faciei atrox, Rheumatismus cancrasus, Trismusclanicus, Prasopalgia, Febris topica, Odontalgia remittens et intermittens, Hemicrania saeva, Infra-orbitar neuralgia, Tic douloureux, is chiefly felt in the infra-orbitar foramen, whence it passes to the cheek, upper lip, ala nasi, lower eyelid, &c. In Neuralgia maxillaris, Guathalgia, Gnathaneuralgia, Tic douloureux, Trismus catarrhalis maxillaris, the pain usually sets out from the mental foramen and passes to the chin, lips, temple, teeth, and tongue.
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