carpopedal spasm

noun
car·​po·​ped·​al spasm | \ ˌkär-pə-ˌped-ᵊl-, -ˌpēd- How to pronounce carpopedal spasm (audio) \

Medical Definition of carpopedal spasm

: a spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the hands, feet, and especially the wrists and ankles (as that occurring in alkalosis and tetany)

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“Carpopedal spasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carpopedal%20spasm. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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