Tetany meaning

tĕtn-ē
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An abnormal condition characterized by periodic painful muscular spasms and tremors, caused by faulty calcium metabolism and associated with diminished function of the parathyroid glands.
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An abnormal condition characterized by tetanic spasms of voluntary muscles, esp. in the extremities.
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An abnormal condition characterized by periodic painful muscular spasms and tremors, caused by faulty calcium metabolism and associated with diminished function of the parathyroid glands.
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(medicine) A condition characterized by painful muscular spasms, caused by faulty calcium metabolism.
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Origin of tetany

  • From tetanus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition