HyperDic: tetanus

English > 2 senses of the word tetanus:
NOUNstatetetanus, lockjawan acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds
acttetanusa sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
tetanus > pronunciation
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English > tetanus: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages / stages.
Synonymlockjaw
BroaderinfectionThe pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Spanishtétano, tétanos
Catalantètan, tètanus, trisme
Adjectivestetanicof or relating to or causing tetanus / tetanus
English > tetanus: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses.
Broadercontraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction(physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

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