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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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Bounded anteriorly by the last erupted molar, posteriorly by the ramus of the mandible, superiorly by the maxillary tuberosity, and inferiorly by the retromolar trigone, the retromolar space has been used for flexible fiberoptic oral intubation in patients with severe trismus in whom the reduced interincisor distance does not allow for placement of a rigid laryngoscope or a tracheal tube between the teeth [6].
Trismus has been described as a motor disturbance of the trigeminal nerve with restricted maximal mouth opening (MMO), characteristic of tetanus [1].
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Clinically the patient showed swelling and trismus, tenderness at the mandibular angle, palpation bilaterally, and posttraumatic malocclusion (left posterior precontact).
Intraoral examination showed limited jaw opening--II degree trismus and halitosis (fetor ex ore).
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[1] The clinical features of OSMF includes progressive inability to open the mouth (Trismus) due to oral fibrosis and scarring, pain and burning sensation upon consumption of spicy food stuffs, increased salivation, change of gustatory sensation, hearing loss due to stenosis of the eustachian tubes, dryness of the mouth, nasal tone to the voice, dysphagia (if esophagus is involved).
Complications related to IANB injection include transient facial paralysis, trismus, local anaesthetic injected into blood vessel, self-inflicted trauma, damage to sphenomandibular ligament and pterygomandibular space infection.
However, less than half of respondents reported that they were very confident in their ability to examine the health of teeth and gums for complications of trismus, dysphagia, and xerostomia.
functional disabilities--impaired ability to eat, speak, and swallow because of mucositis, xerostomia, trismus, or infection
Treatment depends on the cause of trismus. If it occurs suddenly, it usually settles after a week on its own.