- tet offensive,
Origin of tetanic
Examples from the Web for tetanic
The tetanic stage is followed by paralysis of reflex movements and cessation of breathing, the heart continuing to beat.
In cases where there is marked fatigue, as for instance in certain muscles, the top of the tetanic curve undergoes rapid decline.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
With three times the dose, the tetanic convulsions commence early, and death takes place in from two to six hours.
I fancy, however, that their strength was rather of the tetanic than the titanic sort.Literature and Life|William Dean Howells
Another sequela of cholera is a tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles of the limbs.