- A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn backward and the spine arches forward.
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Examples from the Web for opisthotonos
Meschede speaks of opisthotonos as a rare complication in his cases.
Then I said, 'Do you not see that the child is suffering from Opisthotonos?'Jerome Cardan
William George Waters