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Introduction: Lockjaw

Description of Lockjaw

Lockjaw (medical condition): A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium...more »

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  »Introduction: Tetanus
  »Symptoms of Tetanus
  »Treatments for Tetanus

Lockjaw: an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Lockjaw: Related Topics

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Lockjaw as a Disease

Lockjaw: Another name for Tetanus (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Tetanus
  »Symptoms of Tetanus
  »Treatments for Tetanus

Lockjaw: Related Diseases

Lockjaw: Lockjaw is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Lockjaw (Tetanus)

Some of the symptoms of Lockjaw incude:

Treatments for Lockjaw (Tetanus)

Treatments for Lockjaw (Tetanus) include:

Treatment of Lockjaw: For more treatment information about Lockjaw, see treatment of Tetanus (Lockjaw)

Lockjaw: Article Excerpts about Tetanus

Tetanus (sometimes called lockjaw) is caused by the toxin (poison) of a bacterium. The bacteria can... (Source: excerpt from Shots for Safety -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Lockjaw as a Symptom

Lockjaw (symptom): Another name for Trismus.
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Lockjaw (symptom): Inability to open the jaw....more »

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Lockjaw: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Lockjaw:

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Lockjaw

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Lockjaw

The following list attempts to classify Lockjaw into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • infection
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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