temporo-, tempor-

(Latin: sides of the head near the eyes; temple bones)

temporofacial (adjective), more temporofacial, most temporofacial
Conveying a part of or relating to one or both temples and the face.
temporofrontal (adjective), more temporofrontal, most temporofrontal
Referring to the temporal and frontal bones or areas: After the car accident, Janet was taken to the hospital with temporofrontal damage to her head, which had to be operated on immediately.
temporomandibular
A reference to the temporal bone and the mandible (relating to the lower jaw).
temporomandibular joint syndrome
A disorder of the temporomandibular joint that causes pain, usually in front of the ear or ears, sometimes in the form of a headache.

Pain in the temporomandibular joint can be caused by trauma; such as, a blow to the face, inflammatory or degenerative arthritis; or poor dental work or structural defects that push the mandible back toward the ears whenever the patient chews or swallows. Grinding or clenching the teeth is a frequent cause.

Sometimes muscles around the temporomandibular joint that are used for chewing can go into spasms, causing head and neck pain, as well as difficulty opening the mouth normally.

The kind of medical treatment depends on the cause and severity of the problem and can range from use of a mouth guard or medication to prevent night time tooth grinding to surgery.

temporomandibular joint; TMJ
The joint that hinges the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull.

The temporomandibular joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the entire body, moving whenever a person eats, drinks, or talks.

temporomastoid
Pertaining to the temporal bone and the mastoid process.

The mastoid process is a conical protuberance of the posterior portion of the temporal bone (protrusion of bone) that is situated behind the ear in humans and many other vertebrates and serves as a site of muscle attachment.

temporooccipital
Relating to the temporal and occipital bones (back part of the head or skull), regions, or lobes.
temporoparietal
Relating to the temporal and the parietal bones (side bones of the skull) or regions.
temporopontile
Denoting connections between the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres and the pons (joining two parts of an organ) of the brainstem (central core of the brain including the medulla oblongata, pons, and the midbrain).
temporopontine
Relating to the temporal lobe and the pons (specific section of the brain formed by the rounded prominence on the front surface of the brainstem).
temporosphenoid, sphenotemporal
Referring to the sphenoid (wedge-shaped) and the temporal bones.

The os sphenoidale refers to an irregular bone occupying the central position in the base of the skull in front of the temporal bones.

zygomaticotemporal
Pertaining to the zygoma (bone that forms the prominence of the cheek) and the temporal bone.