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tetanic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Latin tetanicus (suffering from tetanus).

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AdjectiveEdit

tetanic (not comparable)

  1. of or relating to tetanus
    • Foster
      This condition of muscle, this fusion of a number of simple spasms into an apparently smooth, continuous effort, is known as tetanus, or tetanic contraction.
  2. causing tetanus
  3. of or relating to tetany
  4. causing tetany

NounEdit

tetanic (plural tetanics)

  1. Any substance that causes tetanic spasms.
    Nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine are tetanics.

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