tetany n : clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis [syn: tetanilla, intermittent tetanus, intermittent cramp, apyretic tetanus]
- French: tétanie
Tetany has two meanings, though both are related to the muscular system.
The terms "tetany" and "tetanus" are distinct.
tetany in German: Tetanie
tetany in Polish: Tężyczka
tetany in Portuguese: Tetania
tetany in Russian: Тетания