Medical Dictionary

tetany

noun tet·a·ny \ˈtet-ən-ē, ˈtet-nē\
plural tet·a·nies

Medical Definition of TETANY

:  a condition of physiological calcium imbalance that is marked by intermittent tonic spasm of the voluntary muscles and is associated with deficiencies of parathyroid secretion or other disturbances (as vitamin D deficiency)
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