Tetany

Tetany or tetany seizure is a medical sign consisting of the involuntary contraction of muscles, which may be caused by disease or other conditions that increase the action potential frequency of muscle cells or the nerves that innervate them. Muscle cramps that are caused by the disease tetanus are not classified as tetany; rather, they are due t...
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Tetany

• (n.) A morbid condition resembling tetanus, but distinguished from it by being less severe and having intermittent spasms.
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tetany

(tet´ә-ne) a syndrome manifested by carpopedal spasm (sharp flexion of the wrist and ankle joints) with muscle twitchings, cramps, convulsions, and sometimes attacks of stridor. It is due to abnormal calcium metabolism, such as in persons with decreased functioning of the parathyroid glands, vitamin D deficiency, or alk...
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tetany

1. hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionized calcium, which may be associated with such conditions as parathyroid hypofunction, vitamin D deficiency, and alkalosis or result from ingestion of alkaline salts; it is characterized by carpopedal spasm, muscular twitching and cramps, laryngospasm ....
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tetany

1. Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionised calcium, which may be associated with such conditions as parathyroid hypofunction, vitamin D deficiency and alkalosis or result from ingestion of alkaline salts, it is characterised by carpopedal spasm, muscular twitching and cramps, laryngospasm wi...
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tetany

tetanilla noun clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis
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Tetany

Tet'a·ny noun (Medicine) A morbid condition resembling tetanus, but distinguished from it by being less severe and having intermittent spasms.
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tetany

condition characterized by rhythmic cramping of the muscles of the hands and feet, muscle twitching, and possible spasms of the larynx, with ... [8 related articles]
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Tetany

Condition of mineral imbalance marked by muscle spasms.
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Tetany

Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles caused by a decrease in the concentration of extracellular calcium.
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Tetany

Hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles caused by a decrease in the concentration of extracellular calcium.
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Tetany

Muscle spasm (uncontrolled overcontraction) caused by insufficient calcium ions available at the muscle end-plate.
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tetany

Seizurelike tremors caused most often by a decrease in circulating calcium levels.
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tetany

tetany (tet'unē) , condition of mineral imbalance in the body that results in severe muscle spasms. Tetany occurs when the concentration of calcium ions (Ca++) in extracellular fluids such as plasma falls below normal. The nervous system becomes increasingly excitable, and nerves discharge...
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tetany

tetany A nervous disorder marked by intermittent tonic spasms that are usually paroxysmal and involve the extremities. It may occur in infants; especially, newborns in intensive care units. High risk infants include premature newborns of diabetic mothers and those who have had perinatal asphyxia (suffocation as a result of physical blockage of the...
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Tetany

Tetany is the spasmodic contraction of the muscles, most often in the hands and feet. It occurs in children suffering from rickets, and less frequently in adults after removal of the thyroid gland, or in the course of certain diseases.
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Tetany

Tetany: A combination of signs and symptoms, due usually to low calcium, that can include: Hyperreflexia (overactive neurological reflexes), Carpopedal spasm (spasms of the hands and feet), Cramps, and Laryngospasm (spasm of the larynx, the voice box). Tetany characteristically is considered to result from a severe degree of hypocalcemia (literally...
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tetany

Type: Term Pronunciation: tet′ă-nē Definitions: 1. A clinical neurologic syndrome characterized by muscle twitches, cramps, and carpopedal spasm, and when severe, laryngospasm and seizures; these findings reflect irritability of the central and peripheral nervous systems, usually resulting from low serum levels of ionized calcium or...
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tetany

[n] - clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures
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