pleurothotonos

pleurothotonos

 [ploor″o-thot´o-nos]
tetanic bending of the body to one side.

pleurothotonos

/pleu·ro·thot·o·nos/ (-thot´ah-nos) tetanic bending of the body to one side.

pleurothotonos

[ploo͡r′əthot′ənəs]
Etymology: Gk, pleurothen, side of the body, tonos, tension
an involuntary, severe, prolonged contraction of the muscles of one side of the body, resulting in an acute arch to that side. It is usually associated with tetanus infection or strychnine poisoning. Compare emprosthotonos, opisthotonos, orthotonos. pleurothotonic, adj.

pleurothotonos, pleurothotonus

tetanic bending of the body to one side.