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tet·a·nus

 (tĕt′n-əs)
n.
1. An acute, often fatal disease characterized by spasmodic contraction of voluntary muscles, especially those of the neck and jaw, and caused by the toxin of the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which typically infects the body through a deep wound. Also called lockjaw.
2. Physiology A state of continuous muscular contraction, especially when induced artificially by rapidly repeated stimuli.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek tetanos, rigid, tetanus; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tet′a·nal (tĕt′n-əl) adj.

tetanus

(ˈtɛtənəs)
n
1. (Pathology) Also called: lockjaw an acute infectious disease in which sustained muscular spasm, contraction, and convulsion are caused by the release of exotoxins from the bacterium, Clostridium tetani: infection usually occurs through a contaminated wound
2. (Physiology) physiol any tense contraction of a muscle, esp when produced by electric shocks
[C16: via Latin from Greek tetanos, from tetanos taut, from teinein to stretch]
ˈtetanal adj
ˈtetaˌnoid adj

tet•a•nus

(ˈtɛt n əs)

n.
1. an infectious disease characterized by tonic spasms and rigidity of muscles, esp. of the lower jaw and neck, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium tetani, which commonly enters the body through wounds and cuts. Compare lockjaw.
2. sustained contraction of a muscle, esp. when induced experimentally or by a poison.
[1350–1400; Middle English tetane < Latin tetanus < Greek tétanos muscle spasm, tetanus]
tet′a•nal, adj.

tet·a·nus

(tĕt′n-əs)
A serious disease caused by bacteria that usually enter the body through a wound. Tetanus is characterized by painful contractions of the muscles, especially of the jaw, and can be fatal if untreated.

tetanus

A disease caused by bacterial infection in which muscles are severely affected. Causes stiffness, contractions, and spasms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tetanus - an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open woundstetanus - an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.tetanus - a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
Translations
كُزَازكُزاز عَضَلي
tetanus
stivkrampe
jäykkäkouristus
tetanus
tetanusz
stífkrampi
破傷風
파상풍
stabligė
tetānuss, stinguma krampji
tetanus
stelkramp
โรคบาดทะยัก
bệnh uốn ván

tetanus

[ˈtetənəs]
A. Ntétanos m
B. CPD [injection] → del tétanos, contra el tétanos; [vaccine] → contra el tétanos, antitetánica

tetanus

[ˈtɛtənəs]
ntétanos m
modif [vaccine, injection] → contre le tétanos, antitétanique; [symptoms] → du tétanos
a tetanus injection → un vaccin contre le tétanos

tetanus

nWundstarrkrampf m, → Tetanus m; tetanus injectionTetanusspritze f

tetanus

[ˈtɛtənəs] ntetano

tetanus

(ˈtetənəs) noun
a type of serious disease, caused by an infected wound etc, in which certain muscles (especially of the jaw) become stiff.

tetanus

كُزَاز tetanus stivkrampe Tetanus τέτανος tétano jäykkäkouristus tétanos tetanus tetano 破傷風 파상풍 tetanus stivkrampe tężec tétano столбняк stelkramp โรคบาดทะยัก tetanos bệnh uốn ván 破伤风

tet·a·nus

n. tétano, enfermedad infecciosa aguda causada por el bacilo del tétano gen. introducido a través de una lesión y que se manifiesta con espasmos musculares y rigidez gradual de la mandíbula, el cuello y el abdomen.
___ antitoxinantitoxin tetánica;
___ vaccinevacuna tetánica.

tetanus

n tétanos m
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