Latest Trigeminal nerve Stories
A new discovery may replace the needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist's chair for many procedures.
The research, published in the journal Neuroscience, finds that a protein involved in pain signaling is boosted when tissues are inflamed.
There are a various forms of chronic facial pain, ranging from the mildly unpleasant to the excruciating and debilitating.
Two new studies show that the thalamus--the small central brain structure often characterized as a mere pit-stop for sensory information on its way to the cortex--is heavily involved in sensory processing, and is an important conductor of the brain's complex orchestra.
Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry have discovered a novel function of the peptide known as Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the development of the trigeminal nerve.
By Shirley, Barry Hypnotherapy for Pain Reduction: Two Case Studies Abstract Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic douloureux) has been referred to as the 'suicide disease 'by many of those afflicted.
CHICAGO _ For 20 years, LaVerne Petersen was afraid to laugh, worried that even the glimmer of a smile could send her into a fit of agonizing pain.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I wrote to you about six months ago about trigeminal neuralgia but haven't seen a reply. I have it, and take Tegretol, which helps with the pain. Before I was correctly diagnosed, I went through hell. An ear, nose and throat doctor finally made the diagnosis. Thank God for him.
Chop an onion and you risk crying over your cutting board as a burning sensation overwhelms your eyes and nose. Scientists do not know why certain chemical odors are so highly irritating, but new research has uncovered an unexpected role for specific nasal cavity cells.
Though humans may never match the tracking ability of dogs, we apparently have the ability to sniff out and locate odors, according to a new study by scientists from the University of California, Berkeley.
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