TMJ SYNDROME

a disorder of muscles moving the lower jaw at the temporomandibular joint just anterior to the ear. The condition, that might be because of dislocation or other damage, tension or distress, arthritis, or a tumor, is frequently marked by facial pain, restricted jaw motion, and clicking of the jaw when moved.

TMJ SYNDROME: "The patient has been diagnosed with TMJ Syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TMJ SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tmj-syndrome/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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