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Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day period after infection, a person experiences muscle spasms, restlessness, headache, irritability, then lockjaw, and the lungs stop functioning. Tetanus is treatable with antibiotics and drainage. Sedation is often give to stop muscle spasms.

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Terms related to Tetanus:

  • Lockjaw
  • Tetanic Contractions
  • Tetanic Spasms
  • Tonic Contractions
  • Tonic Spasms
  • Trismus