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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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Six days later, he had episodes of crying, jaw clenching, and involuntary upper extremity muscle spasms, followed by arching of the neck and back (opisthotonus) and generalized spasticity.
opisthotonus (severe hyperextension and spasticity).
However, it is rarely used alone due to poor muscle relaxation, persistent pain reflex responses, and muscle tremors, opisthotonus and rough recoveries (Christensen et al., 1987; Mohammad et al., 1993).
Patients show opisthotonus (A), decerebrate rigidity (B), and tonic neck reflexes (C) as abnormal postures.
The side effects of metoclopramide are extrapyramidal reactions, facial muscle spasm, trismus, oculogyric crises, opisthotonus hypotension, sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia.
Finally, all pigs in the challenge group exhibited opisthotonus and were dead in 8-14 dpi.
After 2 days, the clinical signs of the animal worsened, with the emergence of opisthotonus and difficulty to swallow.
ADR is a side effect that is caused by dopaminergic receptor blockade and is characterized by clinical signs such as torticollis, opisthotonus, muscle spasms in various parts of the body, and eye spotting.
Mode of Condition inheritance Autosomal (1) Jarcho-Levin syndrome (spondylocostal dysostosis): recessive shortened trunk, opisthotonus position of the head, short neck, barrel-shaped thorax, multiple wedge shaped and block vertebrae, spina bifida, and rib anomalies.
(3) Motor dysfunctions--a wide range of abnormal movements are frequently observed, for example orofacial dyskinesias, chorea, ballismus, athetosis, rigidity, stereotyped movements, myorhythmia, or opisthotonus [2, 6, 53, 54].
Symptoms include agitation, apprehension of fear, ability to easily startled, opisthotonus, lock jaw, convulsions, and status epilepticus.