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Tetany vs. Tetanus

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Tetanynoun

(medicine) A condition characterized by painful muscular spasms, caused by faulty calcium metabolism

Tetanusnoun

A serious and often fatal disease caused by the infection of an open wound with the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani, found in soil and the intestines and faeces of animals.

Tetanynoun

A morbid condition resembling tetanus, but distinguished from it by being less severe and having intermittent spasms.

Tetanusnoun

A state of muscle tension caused by sustained contraction arising from a rapid series of nerve impulses which do not allow the muscle to relax.

Tetanynoun

clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis

Tetanusnoun

A painful and usually fatal disease, resulting generally from a wound, and having as its principal symptom persistent spasm of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the lower jaw are affected, it is called locked-jaw, or lickjaw, and it takes various names from the various incurvations of the body resulting from the spasm.

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Tetanynoun

a condition marked by intermittent muscular spasms, caused by malfunction of the parathyroid glands and a consequent deficiency of calcium.

Tetanusnoun

That condition of a muscle in which it is in a state of continued vibratory contraction, as when stimulated by a series of induction shocks.

Tetany

Tetany or tetanic seizure is a medical sign consisting of the involuntary contraction of muscles, which may be caused by disorders that increase the action potential frequency of muscle cells or the nerves that innervate them. Muscle cramps caused by the disease tetanus are not classified as tetany; rather, they are due to a lack of inhibition to the neurons that supply muscles.

Tetanusnoun

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

Tetanusnoun

a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses

Tetanusnoun

a bacterial disease marked by rigidity and spasms of the voluntary muscles.

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Tetanusnoun

the prolonged contraction of a muscle caused by rapidly repeated stimuli.

Tetanus

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a bacterial infection characterized by muscle spasms. In the most common type, the spasms begin in the jaw and then progress to the rest of the body.

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