tetanospasmin

[ tĕt′n-ō-spăzmĭn ]

n.

The neurotoxin of Clostridium tetani that causes the characteristic signs and symptoms of tetanus.

Nearby words

  1. tetanism,
  2. tetanize,
  3. tetano-,
  4. tetanode,
  5. tetanoid,
  6. tetanus,
  7. tetanus and gas gangrene antitoxin,
  8. tetanus antitoxin,
  9. tetanus immune globulin,
  10. tetanus neonatorum


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