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Lockjaw vs. Trismus

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Lockjawnoun

(pathology) A spasmodic, nervous system disease brought on by the tetanus bacteria. It causes muscles to seize up and may cause death by suffocation.

Trismusnoun

The inability to open the mouth normally, typically as a result of disease.

Lockjawnoun

A contraction of the muscles of the jaw by which its motion is suspended; a variety of tetanus; trismus.

Trismusnoun

The lockjaw.

Lockjawnoun

an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages

Trismusnoun

prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles

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Trismus

Trismus, commonly called lockjaw as associated with tetanus, is a condition of limited jaw mobility. It may be caused by spasm of the muscles of mastication or a variety of other causes.

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