How to use Tetanic in a sentence

tetanic
  • The patient is then seized with violent convulsions of a tetanic character; the arms are stretched out, respiration impeded, the muscles are rigid, the body is thrown into opisthotonos, i.e.

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  • The tetanic or summed contractions are more extensive than the simple, both in space and time, and liberate more energy, both as mechanical work and heat.

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  • The chemical changes that accompany activity in the nerve fibre must be very small, for the production of CO 2 is barely measurable, and no production of heat is observable as the result of the most forced tetanic activity.

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  • Morphine and the other opium alkaloids (codeine, narcotine, laudanine, &c.) have two prominent actions - a narcotic followed by a tetanic action.

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  • These bodies stimulate the grey matter in the spinal cord and cause tetanic convulsions.

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  • This excitation requires brief tetanic stimulation of parallel fibers and is modified by intracellular factors such as activity in the climbing fiber.

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  • Death is due to respiratory muscle spasm (remember " tetanic contractions " from your work in physiology - where muscle never rests).

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  • We now believe that the tetanic stimulus causes the release of a large amount of GABA.

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