What does Trismus mean?

Trismus meaning in General Dictionary

extended spasm of the jaw muscle tissue

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  • The lockjaw
  • The lockjaw.

Trismus meaning in Medical Dictionary

incapacity to start the lips fully. This may be due to spasm of the jaw muscle tissue and get an indication of tetanus (lockjaw). Or it might be considering abnormally short jaw muscle tissue, like in the trismus-pseudocamptodactyly problem.


Trismus meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"lockjaw," 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek trismos "a scream; a grinding, rasping," comparable to trizein "to chirp, gnash," imitative.


Trismus - German to English

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Trismus meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The lockjaw.


Sentence Examples with the word Trismus

In strychnine poisoning trismus or lockjaw is generally secondary to spasm of the other muscles, while in tetanus it is usually the first symptom, no relaxation taking place between the spasms.

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