Injury of the brain causes, as in higher animals, tetanic spasms and involuntary reflex movements, followed by stupefaction.
If the tetanic spasms have not commenced, the stomach-pump ought to be used.
In cases where there is marked fatigue, as for instance in certain muscles, the top of the tetanic curve undergoes rapid decline.
The patient progressed favorably for some days, when tetanic symptoms appeared, and under these he sank.
It is a violent irritant of the mucous membranes and given internally it causes emesis, diarrhœa, tetanic convulsions and death.
There are tetanic convulsions, and death follows through asphyxia.
With three times the dose, the tetanic convulsions commence early, and death takes place in from two to six hours.
tetanic and general convulsions are produced; and the immediate cause of death is a spasm of the muscles of respiration.
The tetanic stage is followed by paralysis of reflex movements and cessation of breathing, the heart continuing to beat.
tetanic symptoms may occur, or the muscles of the mouth and tongue becoming paralyzed may interfere with mastication.
tetanic te·tan·ic (tě-tān'ĭk)
Of or causing tetanus or tetany.
Marked by sustained muscular contractions.