Definition of Bruxism

1. Noun. Involuntarily or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, typically during sleep.

Generic synonyms: Action



Definition of Bruxism

1. Noun. The habit or practice of grinding of the teeth, as while sleeping, or due to stress or certain drugs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bruxism

1. a nervous grinding of the teeth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bruxism

1. Compulsive grinding or clenching of the teeth especially at night. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruxism

brutishnesses
brutism
brutisms
brutist
bruts
bruv
bruvs
bruvver
bruvvers
brux
bruxed
bruxer
bruxers
bruxes
bruxing
bruxism (current term)
bruxisms
bruxist
bruxistic
bruxists
bruxomania
bryalean
bryanthus
brynge
bryological
bryologies
bryologist
bryologists
bryology
bryonies

Literary usage of Bruxism

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1. Management of Temporomandibular Disorders: Current Bibliographies in by Martha H. Glock, James A. Lipton (1996)
"... A. Occlusal adjustment and myoelectric activity of the jaw elevator muscles in patients with nocturnal bruxism and craniomandibular disorders. ..."

2. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"bruxism The vitamin B groups all play a role in sleeping. Studies show that the deficiencies of any of these vitamins can cause insomnia. ..."

3. Dental Amalgam: A Scientific Review & Recommended Public Health Service ...edited by James S. Benson edited by James S. Benson (1999)
"Subjects with bruxism may release bigger and greater amounts of amalgam particles, varying to some degree with the extent and duration of the bruxism. ..."

4. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"... weight loss bruxism (teeth grinding) Insomnia or decreased need for sleep Tremors Seizures—mostly for cocaine users Headache—occasionally in illicit ..."

5. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"... not produce behavioral signs of withdrawal (eg tremor, bruxism, vomiting). Self-injection of ALF was increased by naloxone in a dose-dependent manner. ..."

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