Clostridium tetani


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Clos·trid·i·um te·t'a·ni

the bacterial species that causes tetanus; it produces a potent exotoxin (neurotoxin) that is intensely toxic for humans horses, and other animals when formed in tissues or injected, but not when ingested. Tetanus vaccination is considered an essential component of human and equine health care preventive programs.

Clostridium tetani

(tĕt′ə-nī′)
n.
A bacterium that causes tetanus and is found in soil and in the intestinal tract of humans and many domestic animals.

Clos·trid·i·um te·ta·ni

(klos-trid'ē-ŭm tet'ă-nī)
A bacterial species that causes tetanus; it produces a potent exotoxin (neurotoxin) that is intensely toxic for humans and other animals when formed in tissues or injected, but not when ingested.
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Tetanus is an often fatal disease caused by a bacterium, clostridium tetani.
Clostridium haemolyticum e o agente causai da hemoglobinuria bacilar, enquanto Clostridium botulinum e Clostridium tetani sao responsaveis pelo botulismo e tetano, respectivamente.
Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by the bacteria Clostridium tetani. Contracted through injuries such as lacerations, punctures, and splinters, tetanus is characterized by muscular rigidity rapidly spreading throughout the body, producing pain and stiffness, especially in the neck and jaw--hence the alternative name lockjaw.
A TETANUS is caused by a bacterium called clostridium tetani, which is naturally found in soil and animal manure.
butyricum (E=1e-70) (figuras 3 y 4), con un sitio de union a ribosoma localizado entre las posiciones 57 y 61, mientras que el resto de la secuencia exhibio una similaridad menor a una proteina transportadora de prolina y triptofano dependiente de sodio en Clostridium tetani (Brueggemann et al., 2003).
Tetanus occurs from exposure to Clostridium tetani, a bacterium that releases a toxin initially causing headache, fever, sore throat, muscle spasms, and stiffness in the neck, arms, and legs.
It is caused by an infection from the bacillus clostridium tetani which lives in the bowel of horses and other animals.
One of the best known deadly bacteria in soil is Clostridium tetani (tetanus) which is also present in dust and animal waste.