subtetanic

tetanic

[tuh-tan-ik]
adjective
1.
Pathology. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by tetanus.
2.
Medicine/Medical. noting a medicine or poison that can cause tetanic spasms of the muscles. Compare tetany.
Also, tetanical.


Origin:
1720–30; < Latin tetanicus < Greek tetanikós, equivalent to tétan(os) spasm, tetanus + -ikos -ic

tetanically, adverb
posttetanic, adjective
subtetanic, adjective
subtetanical, adjective
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tetanic (təˈtænɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or producing tetanus or the spasms of tetanus
 
n
2.  a tetanic drug or agent
 
te'tanically
 
adv

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tetanic te·tan·ic (tě-tān'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or causing tetanus or tetany.

  2. Marked by sustained muscular contractions.

n.
An agent that in poisonous doses produces tonic muscular spasm.
te·tan'i·cal·ly adv.
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