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Opisthotonos

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Op`is`thot´o`nos
n.1.(Med.) A tetanic spasm in which the body is bent backwards and stiffened.
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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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Case 3 A 2-year-old child with neuro-developmental delay presented acutely with convulsions and opisthotonus.
 
 
 

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