emprosthotonos


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emprosthotonos

 [em″pros-thot´o-nos]
tetanic forward flexure of the body.

em·pros·thot·o·nos

(em'pros-thot'ŏ-nŭs),
A tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles, curving the back with concavity forward.
[G. emprosthen, forward, + tonos, tension]

emprosthotonos

/em·pros·thot·o·nos/ (em″pros-thot´ah-nos) tetanic forward flexure of the body.

emprosthotonos

[em′prosthot′ənəs]
Etymology: Gk, emprosthen, forward, tenein, to cut
a position of the body characterized by forward, rigid flexure at the waist. The position is the result of a prolonged involuntary muscle spasm that is most commonly associated with tetanus infection or strychnine poisoning.

em·pros·thot·o·nos

, emprosthotonus (em'pros-thot'ŏ-nos, -nŭs)
A tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles, curving the back with concavity forward.
[G. emprosthen, forward, + tonos, tension]

emprosthotonos

tetanic downward flexure of the head and tail and upward flexure of the back.