Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A condition marked by intermittent muscular spasms, caused by malfunction of the parathyroid glands and a consequent deficiency of calcium.
- ‘After surgery, the patient developed tetany and generalized paresthesias requiring large amounts of intravenous calcium and oral vitamin D.’
- ‘Suckler cows with calves will also benefit from early turnout provided the fields are sheltered and dry and you take steps to prevent tetany.’
- ‘This is because people who suffer Panic Disorder, when they experience tetany for the first time, often think incorrectly that they are about to die.’
- ‘One explanation of the apparent high death rate from infant tetanus was that it was mistaken for tetany, which causes convulsions and has been traced to a deficiency of calcium and other vital minerals during pregnancy.’
- ‘A student nurse ordinarily in excellent health starts having menstrual cramps and hyperventilates producing all the symptoms listed above, even to the point of tetany.’
- ‘Stress of any kind can be a major trigger for spring or autumn tetany.’
- ‘This manifests symptomatically with episodes of severe muscular weakness or paralysis, tetany and postural hypotension.’
- ‘Taking an example in practical terms, a cow down with tetany would be dead before a bottle of magnesium could be prescribed and administered.’
- ‘The differential diagnosis of tracheomalacia includes laryngomalacia, subglottic stenosis, congenital cysts, vocal cord paralysis, and hypocalcemic tetany.’
- ‘Clinical symptoms are related to hypokalemia and hypertension, and may include weakness, paresthesias, cramps, tetany, fatigue, headache, and visual disturbances.’
- ‘Short of full-blown tetany, in medical conditions with a low blood calcium the motor axons in the peripheral nerves may show an increased sensitivity to mechanical stimulation.’
- ‘Five days later she developed tetany and hypocalcaemia.’
- ‘For the spring calvers the best protection is to wean but in the meantime they need to get a magnesium supplement and it should be continued for at least a week after weaning as the stress of weaning can pre-dispose cows to tetany.’
- ‘Other complications include colic, founder, diarrhea, choke, abortion and transit tetany.’
- ‘Other manifestations of the disease include osteopenic bone disease, infertility, tetany, ataxia and neurologic disorders.’
- ‘Larger doses of fluoride can cause life-threatening hypocalcemia with convulsions, tetany, decreased myocardial contractility, ventricular arrhythmias, and cardiac arrest.’
- ‘Acute neonatal hypocalcaemia results in tetany and convulsions, usually at 5 to 14 days of age.’
- ‘The patient may experience nausea, vomiting, hyperventilation, and hypocalcemia with muscle tetany and seizures.’
Late 19th century: from French tétanie, from Latin tetanus (see tetanus).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.