Tic douloureux is synonymous with:

 # Tic douloureux is synonymous with:
A. Trigeminal neuralgia
B. Temporal lobe epilepsy
C. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
D. Todds paralysis

The correct answer is A. Trigeminal neuralgia.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN or TGN), also called Fothergill disease, tic douloureux, or trifacial neuralgia is a long-term pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, the nerve responsible for sensation in the face and motor functions such as biting and chewing. It is a form of neuropathic pain. There are two main types: typical and atypical trigeminal neuralgia. The typical form results in episodes of severe, sudden, shock-like pain in one side of the face that lasts for seconds to a few minutes. Groups of these episodes can occur over a few hours. The atypical form results in a constant burning pain that is less severe. Episodes may be triggered by any touch to the face. Both forms may occur in the same person. It is regarded as one of the most painful disorders known to medicine and often results in depression.

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