Compare Latin tetanicus (“suffering from tetanus”).
tetanic (not comparable)
- of or relating to tetanus
- 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.
- causing tetanus
- of or relating to tetany
- causing tetany
tetanic (plural tetanics)
- Any substance that causes tetanic spasms.
- Nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine are tetanics.