What is another word for tetanus?

244 synonyms found


[ tˈɛtənəs], [ tˈɛtənəs], [ t_ˈɛ_t_ə_n_ə_s]

Tetanus is a serious bacterial infection that affects the nervous system and results in severe muscle spasms. This condition is also known as lockjaw, as it often causes the jaw muscles to tighten, making it difficult to open the mouth. Other synonyms for tetanus include trismus, which refers specifically to the jaw spasms, and risus sardonicus, which is the name for the peculiar, sneering expression that often accompanies tetanus-induced facial spasms. Tetanus is a preventable disease, with vaccination being the primary method of protection. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of tetanus.

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    infectious disease, Bacterial Infection, Clostridium Infection, bacterium infection, Clostridium Tetani Infection.

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Usage examples for Tetanus

Finally, tetanus may be distinguished from rabies by the fact that the central nervous system does not contain the infectious principle, while in rabies the inoculation of test rabbits with the brain or cord of a rabid animal will produce the disease with characteristic symptoms after an interval of 15 to 20 days.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
tetanus may readily be differentiated from rabies by the persistence of muscular cramps, especially of the face and abdomen, which cause these muscles to become set and as hard as wood.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Among these are tetanus, blackleg, anthrax to a large extent, and perhaps actinomycosis in part.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler

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