Tetany vs Tetanus what difference

what is difference between Tetany and Tetanus

English

Etymology

From French tétanie.

Noun

tetany (countable and uncountable, plural tetanies)

  1. (medicine) A condition characterized by painful muscular spasms, caused by faulty calcium metabolism

Translations



English

Etymology

From Latin tetanus, from Ancient Greek τέτανος (tétanos), from τείνω (teínō, I stretch).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɛt.ən.əs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɛt.ən.əs/, /ˈtɛt.nəs/

Noun

tetanus (usually uncountable, plural tetani)

  1. (pathology, countable) A serious and often fatal disease caused by the infection of an open wound with the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani, found in soil and the intestines and faeces of animals.
    Synonym: lockjaw
  2. (physiology, countable) A state of muscle tension caused by sustained contraction arising from a rapid series of nerve impulses which do not allow the muscle to relax.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • tetanus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • attunes, nutates, tautens, unstate, untaste

Czech

Alternative forms

  • tetan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtɛtanus]
  • Hyphenation: te‧ta‧nus

Noun

tetanus m inan

  1. tetanus (pathology)

Declension

Further reading

  • tetanus in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • tetanus in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtetɑnus/, [ˈt̪e̞t̪ɑnus̠]
  • Rhymes: -etɑnus
  • Syllabification: te‧ta‧nus

Noun

tetanus

  1. (pathology) tetanus

Declension

Synonyms

  • jäykkäkouristus

Anagrams

  • astunet, sattuen

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek τέτανος (tétanos); New Latin usage specific to the bacteria-caused disease.

Noun

tetanus m (genitive tetanī); second declension

  1. A stiffness or spasm of the neck; tetanus
  2. (New Latin) The disease caused by Clostridium tetani.

Declension

Second-declension noun.

References

  • tetanus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tetanus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • tetanus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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