TMJ syndrome
Disorder of the temporo-mandibular joint(s) causing pain usually in front of the ear(s).

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TMJ syndrome .tē-(.)em-'jā- n TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME

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[temporomandibular joint] temporomandibular disorder.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • TMJ syndrome. — See temporomandibular joint syndrome. * * * …   Universalium

  • TMJ syndrome. — See temporomandibular joint syndrome …   Useful english dictionary

  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome — A disorder of the temporomandibular joint(s) that causes pain, usually in front of the ear(s), sometimes in the form of a headache. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma, such as a blow to the face; inflammatory or degenerative arthritis, or poor… …   Medical dictionary

  • TMJ —    The temporomandibular joint. These are the two joints that connect the jawbone to the skull under the zygomatic arch. TMJ syndrome involves pain in the joint, clicking in the joint from degradation of the sinovial fluids, and sharp, shooting… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • Syndrome, TMJ — Disorder of the temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) causing pain usually in front of the ear. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma (such as a blow to the face), inflammatory or degenerative arthritis, or by the mandible being pushed back towards the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Syndrome, tempero-mandibular joint — Disorder of the temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) causing pain usually in front of the ear. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma (such as a blow to the face), inflammatory or degenerative arthritis, or by the mandible being pushed back towards the… …   Medical dictionary

  • TMJ — Tempero mandibular joint, the joint that hinges the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. * * * Colloquial abbreviation for temporomandibular joint dysfunction. * * * temporomandibular joint; trapeziometacarpal joint * * * TMJ abbr temporomandibular …   Medical dictionary

  • TMJ — abbreviation temporomandibular joint herein; temporomandibular joint syndrome herein * * * temporomandibular joint. * * * abbr. temporormandibular joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporomandibular joint syndrome — n a group of symptoms that may include pain or tenderness in the temporomandibular joint or surrounding muscles, headache, earache, neck, back, or shoulder pain, limited jaw movement, or a clicking or popping sound in the jaw and that are caused… …   Medical dictionary

  • temporomandibular joint syndrome — Pathol. a condition attributed to tension in or faulty articulation of the temporomandibular joint, having a wide range of symptoms that include dizziness, ringing in the ears, and pain in the head, neck, and shoulders. Also called TMJ syndrome.… …   Universalium

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