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risus

 [ri´sus] (L.)
laughter.
risus sardo´nicus a grinning expression produced by spasm of the facial muscles; seen in tetanus and certain types of poisoning.

ri·sus

(rī'sŭs), The plural of this word is risus, not risi.
Laughter.
[laughter]

risus

/ri·sus/ (ri´sus) [L.] laughter.
risus sardo´nicus  a grinning expression produced by spasm of facial muscles.

risus

[L.] laughter.

risus sardonicus
a grinning expression produced by spasm of the facial muscles, typical of tetanus in humans. The term is also applied to dogs with tetanus in which the lips are drawn back by muscle spasms.
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Based on Table 1, we can say that by the total content of phenols the undisputed leaders are the seeds of Rkatseteli variety and Risus.
En la reelaboracion de este falecio para su adaptacion al corpus poetico dedicado a Fannia (Tot risus habeat, iocos, cachinnos > Tot risus ciat et iocos subinde), el poeta prescinde de la palabra cachinnos, quizas porque su caracter onomatopeyico y su enfasis significativo ("risotada, carcajada") la situan fuera de lugar en este contexto--las gracias del animal harian brotar una sonrisa mas bien.
El <<fariseo en paso>> es una figura originaria del ciclo de navidad o risus paschalis que se trataba de un paso procesional con tres figuras que escenifican la escena de la degollacion de los inocentes.
Ayrica basvuru sirasindaki norolojik inceleme bulgulan siklik sirasina gore dizartri (%91), yuruyus bozuklugu (%75), risus sardonicus (%72), distoni (%69), rijidite (%66), tremor (%60), disfaji (%50), korea (%16), atetoz (%14) ve nadir olarak da nobetler ve piramidal bulgular olarak bildirilmistir (5).
Erasmus' adage Risus Sardonicus, Joubert's Traite du Ris, and later treatises on the passions gloss the tense-lipped laughter of various Homeric characters as signs of bitterness, mockery, arrogance, or derision (Erasmus 1969, 11:5, 289-97; Joubert 1980, 88-89; Goclenius 1597, 26).
This pattern may be repeated several times, bringing about a tetanic spasm in which the chest is fixed, the neck stiffens, the face twists into a curious grin, the so-called risus sardonicus, and death brings the suffering to an end.
15) William Nisbet's "Introduction to Nosology" classed "Impediment of Speech" with the following forms of what might be called expressive disabilities: Risus (laughter), Tremor ex ira (trembling from anger), Rubor ex ira (redness from anger), Rubor criminati (blushing from guilt), and Chorea Sancti Viti (St.
The impact on the facial muscles produces a particular characteristic feature called risus sardonicus, or "sardonic grin," in which the angles of the mouth are drawn down, exposing taught clenched teeth.
His only defense is the dying sneer of the damned, "the worst laugh I ever laughed," Adam's derisive curse in Expulsion, risus sardonicus.
En el seno de la propia cultura europea y en regiones como Alemania tuvieron lugar practicas como la del Risus paschalis, que consistia en provocar las risas de los asistentes a las celebraciones de pascua a traves del uso de comentarios y gestos obscenos que instigaban al goce del placer sexual.
80: "Quos sponte risus causa effert corruptissimos").
At the heart of the laughter of such self-mockery is thus a kind of mise en abyme similar to what Simon Critchley thinks of as the pure smile: 'the highest laugh, the mirthless laugh, the laugh laughing at the laugh, the risus gurus'; the humour that, somewhat Socratically, turns against itself.