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tetanus

synonym (synonym of tetanus)

  • (noun.state)
    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 more.. (noun.state)
     

hypernym (tetanus IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses (noun.act)
    (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber) (noun.act)
     
  • 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 (noun.state)
    the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms (noun.state)
     
synonym hypernym lockjaw contraction muscle contraction muscular contraction infection

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