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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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A 168-kg crossbreed yearling steer originating from Mexico was found on a property in northern California in lateral recumbency, with opisthotonus and limbs in extensor rigidity.
A 2-year-old child with neuro-developmental delay presented acutely with convulsions and opisthotonus.
On day 15 after presentation the eagle had a seizure, with opisthotonus and leg and wing extension.
A four-year-old boy, with trismus, opisthotonus and spasms received anti-tetanic serum; chloral 5 gr, potassium bromide 5 gr, three hourly; morphia; brandy.