opisthotonos


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opisthotonos

(ˌɒpɪsˈθɒtəˌnɒs)
n
(Medicine) med a spasm occurring in the back which causes the body to arch backwards
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Noun1.opisthotonos - severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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o·pis·thot·o·nos

, opisthotonus
n. opistótonos, espasmo tetánico de los músculos de la espalda por el cual los talones se viran hacia atrás y el tronco se proyecta hacia adelante.
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She presented paroxysmal and abdominal seizure during sleep accompanied with white foam from the mouth and opisthotonos.
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Signology was characterized by anorexy, diarrhea, dehydration, muscular tremors, wobbly march, sternal or lateral decubitus, pedalling, opisthotonos, dyspnea and death.