Sentence Examples

  • Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a serious disease of the nervous system that can cause uncontrolled muscle spasms and death.
  • The first sign of tetanus is a tightening of the jaw muscles that gives the disease its common name, lockjaw.
  • Tetanus, sometimes called lockjaw, is a disease caused by the toxin of Clostridium tetani.
  • In strychnine poisoning trismus or lockjaw is generally secondary to spasm of the other muscles, while in tetanus it is usually the first symptom, no relaxation taking place between the spasms.
  • They appear to catch what is called the "boat-cold" caused by the arrival of strange boats, and at one time the children suffered severely from a form of lockjaw known as the "eight days' sickness."

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