What is another word for lockjaw?

Pronunciation: [lˈɒkd͡ʒɔː] (IPA)

Lockjaw is a medical condition that is known as tetanus. This condition causes the muscle contractions in the jaw that can lead to difficulties in opening the mouth or chewing food. The term lockjaw can also be described as trismus or spasm of the jaw. Other synonyms include cramping, crick, spasm, or stiffness of the jaw. In some instances, lockjaw can cause serious health complications, including respiratory failure and death. It is recommended that individuals who experience lockjaw seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications. Fortunately, tetanus can be prevented through vaccination, which is recommended for children and adults.

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What are the hyponyms for Lockjaw?

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  • hyponyms for lockjaw (as nouns)

Usage examples for Lockjaw

5. Bacilli which produce tetanus or lockjaw.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
It is the same in equatorial America, where a neglected wound is very liable to terminate in lockjaw.
"The Pearl of India"
Maturin M. Ballou
As soon as the doctor began to cut the muscle, however, our strapping patient gave signs of restlessness; and all at once, with an actual bellow, he jerked his head on one side, carried away the doctor's hook, and shut his eye upon it with a sort of lockjaw grip, as if determined it should never be drawn out.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I."
John L. Stephens

Famous quotes with Lockjaw

  • Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
    William C. Bryant
  • The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw.
    Betty Dodson
  • You may say a cat uses good grammar. Well, a cat does -- but you let a cat get excited once; you let a cat get to pulling fur with another cat on a shed, nights, and you'll hear grammar that will give you the lockjaw. Ignorant people think it's the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it's the sickening grammar they use.
    Mark Twain

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