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tet·a·ny

 (tĕt′n-ē)
n. pl. tet·a·nies
An abnormal condition characterized by periodic painful muscular spasms and tremors, caused by faulty calcium metabolism and associated with diminished function of the parathyroid glands.

[From tetanus.]

tetany

(ˈtɛtənɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal increase in the excitability of nerves and muscles resulting in spasms of the arms and legs, caused by a deficiency of parathyroid secretion
[C19: from French tétanie. See tetanus]

tet•a•ny

(ˈtɛt n i)

n.
a state marked by severe, intermittent tonic contractions and muscular pain, due to abnormal calcium metabolism.
[1880–85; < New Latin tetania. See tetanus, -y3]

tetany

Muscle twitches, spasms, and convulsions resulting from a lack of calcium in the blood. It may be caused by a dysfunction in the parathyroid glands (hypoparathyroidism).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tetany - clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizurestetany - clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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tet·a·ny

n. tetania, afección neuromuscular que se manifiesta con espasmos intermitentes de los músculos voluntarios asociada con deficiencia paratiroidea y disminución del balance de calcio.