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tetanic

Syllabification: te·tan·ic
Pronunciation: /teˈtanik
 
/

Definition of tetanic in English:

adjective

Relating to or characteristic of tetanus, especially in connection with tonic muscle spasm.
Example sentences
  • Tetanus infection can cause production of a neurotoxin, leading to tetanic muscle contractions.
  • Three days after being given intravenous zoledronic acid, he had tetanic spasms and paraesthesia.
  • Clearly, tetanic stimulation of the quadriceps muscle is not feasible in unanesthetized human subjects.

Origin

early 18th century: via Latin from Greek tetanikos, from tetanos (see tetanus).

Derivatives

tetanically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • These results suggest that in normal medium both single and tetanically evoked mossy fiber calcium responses are inhibited by released zinc, with the single-field potentials remaining unaltered.
  • We investigated the influence of hyperoxia on O2 uptake in tetanically contracting canine gastrocnemius.
  • Finally, the structural and metabolic characteristics of the tetanically stimulated muscles are restored to values that allow electrically supported standing up and standing.

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