trismus

[ triz-muh s, tris- ]SEE DEFINITION OF trismus

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He was doing well until nearly a fortnight after the injury, when nervous irritation and trismus set in, and he sank.

He also reports cases in which trismus and spasm of the glottis have been present.

The doctor goes into an explanation, which lasts a quarter of an hour, of the trismus, employing the most scientific terms.

In a few cases epileptic attacks and trismus have been observed.

The symptoms of poisoning by this species are spasms, similar to those of trismus, and agonizing general pains.

Trismus, tris′mus, n. tetanic spasm of the muscles of mastication, lockjaw.

Trismus is not uncommon, and clonic spasms frequently affect the limbs.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek trismos "a scream; a grinding, rasping," akin to trizein "to chirp, gnash."

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lockjaw

nounnervous system infection
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