tetanus (Q47790)

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A serious infectious disorder that follows wound contamination by the Gram-positive bacterium Clostridium tetani. The bacteria produce a neurotoxin called tetanospasmin, which causes muscle spasm in the jaw and other anatomic sites.
  • Infection due to Clostridium tetani (disorder)
  • Tetanus (disorder)
  • clostridial tetanus
  • Tetanus/Lockjaw
  • Infection due to Clostridium tetani
  • Lockjaw
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tetanus
A serious infectious disorder that follows wound contamination by the Gram-positive bacterium Clostridium tetani. The bacteria produce a neurotoxin called tetanospasmin, which causes muscle spasm in the jaw and other anatomic sites.
  • Infection due to Clostridium tetani (disorder)
  • Tetanus (disorder)
  • clostridial tetanus
  • Tetanus/Lockjaw
  • Infection due to Clostridium tetani
  • Lockjaw

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Tetanus
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Tetanus
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MONDO:0005526
 
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