Tetanic : Definition

Tetanic

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Pronunciation : Te*tan"ic
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Cf. L. tetanicus suffering from tetanus, Gr. t?tanique.]
Definition : 1. (Physiol.)

Defn: Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction. 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. Foster.

2. (Physiol. & Med.)

Defn: Producing, or tending to produce, tetanus, or tonic contraction of the muscles; as, a tetanic remedy. See Tetanic, n.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Te*tan"ic
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions.

(Physiol. & Med.)
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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