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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures.

Usage examples (32)
  • Experiments on animals, which proved more sensitive to loss of the parathyroids than men were, showed that muscles tightened convulsively, a situation called tetany...
  • Gomnol's body twisted, the spine bowed backward in tetany.
  • The complications of tetany and hypoparathyrodism were not understood.
  • Probably because of this he had less problems with postoperative tetany. for more
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