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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
Translations

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.
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Whether the patients had tetany, numbness and other symptoms of hypocalcemia was observed.
The primary role of vitamin D3 is to promote absorption of calcium in the gut and maintain adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralisation of bone and to prevent hypocalcaemic tetany.
TABLE 1 Nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery (6,8-11) Nutrient Prevalence Symptoms of of deficiency deficiency Protein 3%-18% Edema, weakness, decreased muscle mass Calcium 10% Low bone density, osteoporosis, paresthesia, muscle spasms, tetany Vitamin B1 49% Dry beriberi, wet (thiamine) beriberi, Wernicke's encephalopathy Vitamin 4%-62% (post mal- Macrocytic anemia, B12 absorptive fatigue, glossitis, (cobalamin) procedures) paresthesia, sensory deficits, ataxia, dementia Folic acid 9%-38% Macrocytic anemia, fatigue, neural tube defects Vitamin A 8%-12.
Neonatal epilepsy, myoclonic seizures, neonatal tetany, phenothiazine intoxication, and cerebral palsy must be definitely considered in the differential diagnosis (8).
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A nutritional disturbance associated with tetany, osteomalacia and anaemia.
After initial treatment, the patient should be observed for symptoms of tetany such as seizures (Skidmore-Roth, 2016).
There was no complaint of symptoms such as cramping, tetany, twitching, or seizure.
For the duration of observation, no instances of tetany or electrolyte-related seizures were identified in patients in the ICU areas studied.
Clinical hypocalcemia included signs and symptoms of tetany, muscle cramps, and paresthesia.
Because of the muscle tetany, a respiratory failure due to respiratory muscle paralysis can happen, as well as ventricular fibrillation which can cause a heart attack.