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2009-01-09 08:57:03

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's School of Dentistry (www.ohsu.edu/sod) have discovered a novel function of the peptide known as Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in the development of the trigeminal nerve. The trigeminal nerve provides the signaling pathway for periodontal pain, dental surgical pain, and pain associated with temporomandibular disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine, and other neuropathic and inflammatory conditions.The study is posted online...

2008-08-21 09:00:22

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. It is a disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve and can produce intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain sensations. A less common form called Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia may cause less intense pain sensations, ranging from a constant burning or dull ache to occasional electric shock-like...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

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. Petersen kept her face as still as possible to avoid flare-ups of a rare facial nerve disorder that could be triggered by something as innocuous as touching a makeup brush to her cheek, or sipping from a glass, or smiling at a joke. "We lived with a sword above our heads. Nothing could ever help it, it was just unreal," said LaVerne Petersen....

2008-07-15 15:00:15

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. Nobody knows the pain of this unless you go through it. The pain hit the left side of my face. Please tell me about it. - J.S. ANSWER: Being stabbed in the cheek with an ice pick gives people a...

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2008-03-04 16:40:00

If you cook, you know. 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, like onion, ammonia and paint thinner, are so highly irritating, but new research in mice has uncovered an unexpected role for specific nasal cavity cells. Researchers funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes of Health, describe...

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2005-08-29 15:55:00

Berkeley -- 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. Student volunteers presented with odors to one nostril or the other could reliably discern where the odor was coming from, and functional magnetic resonance images of their brains showed that the brain is set up to pay attention to the difference between what the left and right...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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