temporomandibular disorder

temporomandibular disorder n TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME abbr. TMD

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(TMD), temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) chronic facial pain associated with dysfunction of some combination of the temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles, and associated nerves. The most common symptoms include facial, neck, and shoulder pain, clicking or other sounds associated with jaw movement, limited jaw opening and locking of the jaw, headache, otalgia, neck and shoulder pain, and dizziness. TMD is often subdivided into myogenous and arthrogenous forms. The myogenous form is most often due to some combination of malocclusion, jaw clenching, bruxism, and physical and mental stress and anxiety. The arthrogenous form is usually caused by displacement of the articular disk, but may also be due to arthritis, ankylosis, dislocation, infection, neoplasia, or congenital anomaly. Called also temporomandibular joint syndrome.

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