opisthotonos

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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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The side effects of metoclopramide are extrapyramidal reactions, facial muscle spasm, trismus, oculogyric crises, opisthotonus hypotension, sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia.
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.
Symptoms include agitation, apprehension of fear, ability to easily startled, opisthotonus, lock jaw, convulsions, and status epilepticus.
1%) had neurological signs compatible with kernicterus, including hypertonia, hypotonia, opisthotonus, high pitched cry, and seizures.
Two animals showing signs of respiratory embarrassment, cyanotic mucous membrane, diarrhea and opisthotonus were treated with parentral fluid therapy of 5% DNS @ 25ml/kg of b.
Similarly, Pedersen and Orians (2007) wrote a brief article about a child with opisthotonus posturing, or severe spinal extension.
Movement disorders are common in patients with this disease and include orofacial dyskinesias, unilateral dystonia, opisthotonus, chorea, rigidity, and catatonia.