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Lockjaw vs. Trismus — What's the Difference?

Lockjaw vs. Trismus — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lockjaw and Trismus

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Lockjaw

See tetanus.
May 02, 2022

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.
May 02, 2022

Lockjaw

An early sign of tetanus, in which there is difficulty opening the jaw because of a tonic spasm of the muscles of mastication. Also called trismus.
May 02, 2022

Trismus

See lockjaw.
May 02, 2022

Lockjaw

(pathology) A spasmodic, nervous system disease brought on by the tetanus bacteria. It causes muscles to seize up and may cause death by suffocation.
May 02, 2022
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Trismus

The inability to open the mouth normally, typically as a result of disease.
May 02, 2022

Lockjaw

A contraction of the muscles of the jaw by which its motion is suspended; a variety of tetanus; trismus.
May 02, 2022

Trismus

The lockjaw.
May 02, 2022

Lockjaw

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
May 02, 2022

Trismus

Prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
May 02, 2022

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