Opisthotonos: A condition which is characterized by tetanic spasm of the muscles of the spine resulting in hyperextension of the body at the spine.
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Symptoms of Opisthotonos
- Abnormal body posture
- Rigid body posture
- Back and neck arched backwards
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Causes of Opisthotonos
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Definitions of Opisthotonos:
Severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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