Relating to or marked by a sustained muscular contraction, as in tetanus. [G. tetanikos]

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te·tan·ic te-'tan-ik adj of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus <a \tetanic condition> <\tetanic contractions>
te·tan·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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te·tan·ic (tə-tanґik) [Gr. tetanikos] 1. pertaining to or of the nature of tetanus. 2. producing tetanus.

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  • Tetanic — Te*tan ic, a. [Cf. L. tetanicus suffering from tetanus, Gr. ?, F. t[ e]tanique.] 1. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction. [1913 Webster] This condition of muscle, this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetanic — TETÁNIC, Ă, tetanici, ce, adj. 1. Care se referă la tetanos, care provoacă tetanosul sau care este provocat de tetanos. 2. Care se referă la tetanie. – Din fr. tétanique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  tetánic adj. m., pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Tetanic — Te*tan ic, n. (Physiol. & Med.) A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetanic — [te tan′ik] adj. [L tetanicus < Gr tetanikos < tetanos, a spasm: see TETANUS] of, like, characterized by, or producing tetanus n. any drug, as strychnine, capable of producing tetanic spasms of the muscles …   English World dictionary

  • tetanic — tetanically, adv. /teuh tan ik/, adj. 1. Pathol. pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by tetanus. 2. Med. noting a medicine or poison that can cause tetanic spasms of the muscles. Cf. tetany. Also, tetanical. [1720 30; < L tetanicus… …   Universalium

  • tetanic — /təˈtænɪk/ (say tuh tanik) adjective 1. Pathology relating to, of the nature of, or characterised by tetanus. 2. Medicine denoting a remedy which acts on the nerves and through them on the muscles, and which, if taken in overdoses, causes tetanic …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetanic — adjective Date: circa 1727 of, relating to, being, or tending to produce tetany or tetanus • tetanically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetanic — adjective a) of or relating to tetanus b) causing tetanus …   Wiktionary

  • tetànic — te|tà|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tetánic — adj. m., pl. tetánici; f. sg. tetánicã, pl. tetánice …   Romanian orthography

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