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tetanize

 [tet´ah-nīz]
to stimulate a muscle at progressively higher frequencies until successive contractions fuse and cannot be distinguished from one another.
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tet·a·nize

(tet'ă-nīz),
To stimulate a muscle by a rapid series of stimuli so that the individual muscular responses (contractions) are fused into a sustained contraction; to cause tetanus (q.v. [2]) in a muscle.
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tetanize

(tĕt′n-īz′)
tr.v. teta·nized, teta·nizing, teta·nizes
To affect with tetanic convulsions; produce or induce tetanus in.

tet′a·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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tet·a·nize

(tet'ă-nīz)
1. To stimulate a muscle by a rapid series of stimuli so that the individual muscular responses (contractions) are fused into a sustained contraction.
2. To cause tetanus (2) in a muscle.
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tet·a·nize

(tet'ă-nīz)
To stimulate a muscle by a rapid series of stimuli so that individual muscular responses (contractions) are fused into a sustained contraction.
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