tetanic definition by Webster's New World
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of, like, characterized by, or producing tetanus
Origin: Classical Latin tetanicus ; from Classical Greek tetanikos ; from tetanos, a spasm: see tetanus
any drug, as strychnine, capable of producing tetanic spasms of the muscles
tetanic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of, relating to, or causing tetanus.
- Of, relating to, or causing tetany.
- te·tanˈi·cal·ly adverb
tetanic - Medical Definition
- Of or causing tetanus or tetany.
- Marked by sustained muscular contractions.
An agent that in poisonous doses produces tonic muscular spasm.