trachelism

trachelism

 [tra´kĕ-lizm]
spasm of the neck muscles; spasmodic reaction of the head in epilepsy.

trach·e·lism

, trachelismus (trak'ĕ-lizm, -liz'mŭs),
A bending backward of the neck, such as sometimes ushers in an epileptic attack.
[G. trachēlismos, a seizing by the throat]

trachelism

/tra·che·lism/ (tra´kah-lizm) spasm of the neck muscles; spasmodic retraction of the head in epilepsy.

trach·e·lism

, trachelismus (trāk'ĕ-lizm, -liz'mŭs)
A bending backward of the neck, which sometimes ushers in an epileptic attack.
[G. trachēlismos, a seizing by the throat]

trach·e·lism

, trachelismus (trāk'ĕ-lizm, -liz'mŭs)
Bending the neck backward, such as sometimes ushers in an epileptic attack.
[G. trachēlismos, a seizing by the throat]

trachelism, trachelismus

spasm of the neck muscles; spasmodic reaction of the head in epilepsy.
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He went down on the deck all of a heap, and I saw the blood gush from his mouth.
Then he went down on all fours and crawled off, begging them to let him alone, and he rolled himself up in his blanket and wallowed in under the old pine table, still a-begging; and then he went to crying.
They went about poking sticks into the sand, and when they found a soft place they went down on their knees and dug with their hands.