When tetany follows operations for goitre it is due to the removal of these glands.
Gerhardt looks upon rachitis as one of the causes of tetany.
Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.
Trousseau's sign is the production of tetany by applying firm and prolonged pressure to the brachial nerve in the upper arm.
tetany tet·a·ny (tět'n-ē)
An abnormal condition characterized by periodic painful muscular spasms and tremors, caused by faulty calcium metabolism and associated with diminished function of the parathyroid glands. Also called intermittent cramp, intermittent tetanus.