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Introduction: Tetanus

Description of Tetanus

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Tetanus: 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

Tetanus: The cause of TETANUS in humans and domestic animals. It is a common inhabitant of human and horse intestines as well as soil. Two components make up its potent exotoxin activity, a neurotoxin and a hemolytic toxin.
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Tetanus: A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Tetanus: Rare Disease


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tetanus as a "rare disease".

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Tetanus as a Disease

Tetanus (medical condition): See Tetanus (disease information).
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Tetanus: Related Diseases

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Tetanus: Article Excerpts

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

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

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Tetanus: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Tetanus

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The following terms can be used for Tetanus

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Tetanus

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

WordNet 2.1

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

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Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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