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Noun: tetany  te-tu-nee
  1. Clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis
    - tetanilla, intermittent tetanus, intermittent cramp, apyretic tetanus

Derived forms: tetanies

Type of: syndrome

Encyclopedia: Tetany