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opisthotonos

(ŏp′ĭs-thŏtn-əs)
n.
  1. A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn backward and the spine arches forward.
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Related formso•pistho•tonic (ə-pĭs′thə-tŏnĭk) adj.
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Examples from the Web for opisthotonos

Historical Examples of opisthotonos

  • Meschede speaks of opisthotonos as a rare complication in his cases.

    A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I

    Various

  • Then I said, 'Do you not see that the child is suffering from Opisthotonos?'

    Jerome Cardan

    William George Waters