Definition of Entasia

1. n. Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.



Definition of Entasia

1. Noun. (medicine) tonic spasm; any disease characterized by tonic spasms, such as tetanus or trismus ¹

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Definition of Entasia

1. spasmodic contraction of a muscle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Entasia

1. Tonic spasm; applied generically to denote any disease characterised by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. See Entasis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entasia

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entasia (current term)
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Literary usage of Entasia

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1. The study of medicine by John Mason Good, Samuel Cooper (1829)
"CONSTRICTIVE SPASM. IRREGULAR MUSCULAR ACTION PRODUCING CONTRACTION, RIGIDITY, OR BOTH. entasia is derived from the Greek ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1838)
"Hydrophobia, or entasia lyssa.—With regard to the symptoms of spontaneous rabies in the dog, there appears little resemblance between them and those ..."

3. A Synopsis of lectures on medical science: Embracing the Principles of by Alva Curtis (1858)
"entasia tetanus. Stretching spasm. Character.—" Permanent, tonic spasm in some or all the locomotive m cíes; ... entasia trismus. Locked jaws. Varieties.—1. ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"Referring to muscular contraction: paroxysm, convulsion, throe, cramp, crick; seizure, grip, gripe; spec, eclampsia, hiccup, entasia, flurry (a coi- ..."

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