Definition of tetanoid in US English:



  • See tetanus

    • ‘The neuro muscular tensions altered m such a way that they show a prolonged way of reaction with paroxysmal discharges and tetanoid states.’
    • ‘There has also been reported a bitter principle that acts on the central nervous system and produces tetanoid convulsions.’
    • ‘An isoquinoline alkaloid derived from the mother liquor of morphine; it causes tetanoid convulsions, with action similar to that of strychnine.’
    • ‘Death occurs in animals by paralysis of respiration, - but in man there seems to be a tetanoid spasm of the cardiac muscle, which is equally dangerous to life.’