See also: Tetanus
- (pathology, countable) 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.
- (physiology, countable) 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.
1998 January 16, Pierre-Marie Lledo et al., “Postsynaptic Membrane Fusion and Long-Term Potentiation”, in Science, volume 279, number 5349, DOI:10.1126/science.279.5349.399, pages 399-403:
- We first saturated LTP in one pathway by applying repetitive tetani that had no effect on the control pathway (Fig. 4 B).
- (disease caused by Clostridium tetani): lockjaw
- tetanus (pathology)
- tetanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “tetanus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “tetanus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)