tic douloureux

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A disorder of the trigeminal nerve, usually in a person over 60 years old, causing spasmodic stabbing pain in the forehead, nose, and scalp, the region between the nose, mouth and temple, or the lower face, depending on which of the three branches of the nerve is affected. [From French tic a tic + douloureux painful, from douleur pain or suffering]

Subjects: Psychology.

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