tetanic


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te·tan·ic

 (tĕ-tăn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or causing tetanus.
2. Of, relating to, or causing tetany.

te·tan′i·cal·ly adv.

tetanic

(təˈtænɪk)
adj
(Pathology) of, relating to, or producing tetanus or the spasms of tetanus
n
(Pharmacology) a tetanic drug or agent
teˈtanically adv

te•tan•ic

(təˈtæn ɪk)

also te•tan′i•cal,



adj.
pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by tetanus.
[1720–30; < Latin tetanicus < Greek tetanikós, derivative of tétanos spasm, tetanus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tetanic - of or relating to or causing tetany
2.tetanic - of or relating to or causing tetanus
Translations

te·tan·ic

a. tetánico-a, rel. al tétano;
___ antitoxinantitoxina ___;
___ convulsionconvulsión ___;
___ toxoidtoxoide ___.
References in classic literature ?
I fancy, however, that their strength was rather of the tetanic than the titanic sort.
A comparison of topical menthol to ice on pain, evoked tetanic and voluntary force during delayed onset muscle soreness.
3 miliseconds, and 3 miliseconds of duration, forming indirect, direct single, and tetanic muscle contractions, respectively.
Muscle regeneration follows a distinctive time course and requires several weeks of rehabilitation for tissue repair and recovery of tetanic force after severe muscular trauma.
2008) to measure 1) the latent period between the start of tetanic stimulation and the onset of force production, and 2) the time from the start of tetanic stimulation to peak isometric force in three intact nuchal retractor muscle (NRM) preparations from three squid.
13), we classified the Rp into intense (no response even following a tetanic impulse); profound (TOF < 1 but with post tetanic Twitch response); moderate (TOF between 1 and 3); and recovering (any TOF-T4/T1 value).
Tetanic fade (Fade) or Wedensky inhibition occurs when the tetanic contraction is characterized by a poorly sustained muscular contraction that follows a fast muscular contraction of high amplitude.
As measured during maximal isometric contractions, in response to fatigue, muscles exhibit a reduction in peak tetanic tension and prolonged fiber contraction and relaxation times (Bigland-Ritchie and Woods, 1984).
Shortly after swallowing about 12 g amygdalin, a patient developed dizziness, tetanic contractures of the hands, generalized convulsions, became comatose and died a day later (Sadoff et al.