DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia [DOID:14423]

Neuralgia is pain in one or more nerves that occurs without stimulation of pain receptor (nociceptor) cells. Neuralgia pain is produced by a change in neurological structure or function rather than by the excitation of pain receptors that causes nociceptive pain. Neuralgia falls into two categories: central neuralgia and peripheral neuralgia. This unusual pain is thought to be linked to four possible mechanisms: ion gate malfunctions; the nerve becomes mechanically sensitive and creates an ectopic signal; cross signals between large and small fibers; and malfunction due to damage in the central processor.

Synonyms:  glossopharyngeal neuralgia,  DOID:14423,  Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (disorder),  Glossopharyngeal neuralgia disorder,  Glossopharyngeal neuralgia