English-Norwegian translation of tetanus

Translation of the word tetanus from english to norwegian, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

tetanus in Norwegian

medicinenoun stivkrampe [u], tetanus [u]
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Definitions of tetanus
1. tetanus - a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses
  muscle contraction, muscular contraction, contraction the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
2. 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
  infection (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure
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Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. The primary symptoms are caused by tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin produced by the Gram-positive, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani. Infection generally occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound.

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