Definition of Tetanic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or causing tetany.

Partainyms: Tetany



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or causing tetanus.
Partainyms: Tetanus

Definition of Tetanic

1. a. Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction.

2. n. A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions.

Definition of Tetanic

1. Adjective. of or relating to tetanus ¹

2. Adjective. causing tetanus ¹

3. Adjective. of or relating to tetany ¹

4. Adjective. causing tetany ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tetanic

1. a drug capable of causing convulsions [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tetanic

1. 1. Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction. "This condition of muscle, this fusion of a number of simple spasms into an apparently smooth, continuous effort, is known as tetanus, or tetanic contraction." (Foster) 2. Producing, or tending to produce, tetanus, or tonic contraction of the muscles; as, a tetanic remedy. See Tetanic. Origin: Cf. L. Tetanicus suffering from tetanus, Gr, F. Tetanique. A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetanic

testudinal
testudinarious
testudinata
testudinate
testudineous
testudo
testudos
testy
tetanal
tetani
tetania
tetania gastrica
tetania gravidarum
tetania neonatorum
tetania parathyreopriva
tetanic (current term)
tetanic convulsion
tetanical
tetanically
tetanics
tetanies
tetaniform
tetanigenous
tetanilla
tetanin
tetanise
tetanised
tetanises
tetanising
tetanism

Literary usage of Tetanic

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"Outside of the maniacal symptoms the cocaine manifested its effect in another form, which was an interesting feature, and consisted in tetanic, or tonic, ..."

2. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"A critical test of this hypothesis is to determine whether synapsin phosphorylation is correlated with LTP induced by classical means, ie tetanic ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1876)
"The character of the tetanic convulsions tends to show that they are due to the action of the drug on the cord. The authors think that the plant contains ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"The ordinary form of muscular contraction is not a simple muscular contraction but the more complex form known as a tetanic contraction, ..."

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