(pathology) A spasmodic, nervous system disease brought on by the tetanus bacteria. It causes muscles to seize up and may cause death by suffocation.
The inability to open the mouth normally, typically as a result of disease.
A contraction of the muscles of the jaw by which its motion is suspended; a variety of tetanus; trismus.
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
prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
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.