tetanic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Latin tetanicus (suffering from tetanus).

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Adjective[edit]

tetanic (not comparable)

  1. of or relating to tetanus
    • Foster
      This condition of muscle, this fusion of a number of simple spasms into an apparently smooth, continuous effort, is known as tetanus, or tetanic contraction.
  2. causing tetanus
  3. of or relating to tetany
  4. causing tetany

Noun[edit]

tetanic (plural tetanics)

  1. Any substance that causes tetanic spasms.
    Nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine are tetanics.

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