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tetanic

[tuh-tan-ik] /təˈtæn ɪk/
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
1720-1730
1720-30; < Latin tetanicus < Greek tetanikós, equivalent to tétan(os) spasm, tetanus + -ikos -ic
Related forms
tetanically, adverb
posttetanic, adjective
subtetanic, adjective
subtetanical, adjective
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  • The purpose of this study is to see how long does the effect of a post-tetanic facilitation last on subsequent train-of-four.
British Dictionary definitions for tetanic

tetanic

/təˈtænɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or producing tetanus or the spasms of tetanus
noun
2.
a tetanic drug or agent
Derived Forms
tetanically, adverb
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tetanic in Medicine

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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