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Synonyms of tetanus

Noun


1. tetanus, lockjaw, infection

usage: an 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

2. tetanus, contraction, muscular contraction, muscle contraction

usage: a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses

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