Definition of Tetanus. Meaning of Tetanus. Synonyms of Tetanus

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Definition of Tetanus

Tetanus
Tetanus Tet"a*nus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? stretched, ? to stretch.] 1. (Med.) A painful and usually fatal disease, resulting generally from a wound, and having as its principal symptom persistent spasm of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the lower jaw are affected, it is called locked-jaw, or lickjaw, and it takes various names from the various incurvations of the body resulting from the spasm.

Meaning of Tetanus from wikipedia

- Tet****, also known as lockjaw, is a bacterial infection characterized by muscle spasms. In the most common type, the spasms begin in the jaw and then...
- Tet**** vaccine, also known as tet**** toxoid (TT), is a toxoid vaccine used to prevent tet****. During childhood, five doses are recommended, with a...
- diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tet****. The vaccine components include diphtheria and tet**** toxoids and either killed whole cells of the...
- Clostridium tetani is a common soil bacterium and the causative agent of tet****. When growing in soil, C. tetani is rod-shaped and up to 2.5 μm long. However...
- Anti-tet**** immunoglobulin, also known as tet**** immune globulin (TIG) and tet**** antitoxin, is a medication made up of antibodies against the tet**** toxin...
- time. For example, tet**** shot boosters are often recommended every 10 years, before which memory cells specific against tet**** have lost their function...
- Neonatal tet**** is a form of generalised tet**** that occurs in newborns. Infants who have not acquired p****ive immunity from the mother having been immunised...
- global certification; eliminating measles by 2008; and eliminating neonatal tet**** by 2008. Every Wednesday is designated as immunization day and is adopted...
- preserved. For example, the tet**** toxoid is derived from the tetanospasmin produced by Clostridium tetani. The latter causes tet**** and is vaccinated against...
- doses, given along with tet**** vaccine and pertussis vaccine, are recommended during childhood. Further doses of diphtheria-tet**** vaccine are recommended...
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