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tris·mus

 (trĭz′məs)
n.

[New Latin, from Greek trismos, a grinding, variant of trigmos, a scream.]

tris′mic (-mĭk) adj.

trismus

(ˈtrɪzməs)
n
(Pathology) pathol the state or condition of being unable to open the mouth because of sustained contractions of the jaw muscles, caused by a form of tetanus. Nontechnical name: lockjaw
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek trismos a grinding]
ˈtrismic adj

tris•mus

(ˈtrɪz məs, ˈtrɪs-)

n., pl. -mus•es.
1. a spasm of the jaw muscles that makes it difficult to open the mouth.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek trismós a grinding]
tris′mic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw musclestrismus - prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles  
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Translations

tris·mus

Gr. trismus, espasmo de los músculos de la masticación debido a una condición patológica.

trismus

n trismo
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6,7 Impacted mandibular third molar can present clinically with complaints like pain, swelling, trismus, fever, difficulty in eating, chewing and food impaction.
Other physical examinations, including fiber optic endoscopic work for dysphagia and hematemesis, revealed no evidence of trismus, cervical lymphadenopathy, or accompanying head and neck pathology.
Patient exclusion criteria included the use of medications, cold packs, or bathing that affected body temperature within the six hour prior to thermal imaging, and excessive trismus.
The loco-regional causes of trismus was ruled out and a probable temporomandibular dislocation was suspected.
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Any patient presenting with normal ability to suck and cry during first 2 days of life but between 3-28 days of life could not suck normally, became stiff, had trismus (locked jaw/inability to open mouth), provoked/unprovoked seizures and fever was defined as NNT case.
Intraoral examination showed limited jaw opening--II degree trismus and halitosis (fetor ex ore).
When the infection affects the pterygoid muscles, trismus takes place and if swelling and pain are also present, an infratemporal space infection should be considered in the diagnostic process.
Of the 128 patients with an extra-temporal tumor, 107 (84%) complained of facial or ear pain and 41 presented with trismus (32%).
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