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Introduction: Tetany

Description of Tetany

Tetany (medical condition): Tetany is a set of symptoms caused by low blood calcium (hypocalcemia). It is not related to ...more

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Tetany: clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tetany: hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.
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Tetany: hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.
Source: CRISP

Tetany: A disorder characterized by muscle twitches, cramps, and carpopedal spasm, and when severe, laryngospasm and seizures. This condition is associated with unstable depolarization of axonal membranes, primarily in the peripheral nervous system. Tetany usually results from HYPOCALCEMIA or reduced serum levels of MAGNESIUM that may be associated with HYPERVENTILATION; HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; RICKETS; UREMIA; or other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1490).
Source: MeSH 2007

Tetany: Related Topics

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Tetany as a Disease

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Tetany: Related Diseases

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Tetany as a Symptom

Tetany (symptom): Involuntary cramps of the muscles caused by low blood calcium levels....more »

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Tetany: Related Disease Topics

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  • Spasmophilia
  • Tetany, Neonatal

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Broader terms for Tetany

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Hierarchical classifications of Tetany

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  • syndrome
  • symptom
  • evidence,grounds
  • information
  • cognition,knowledge,noesis
  • psychological feature

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