em·​pros·​thot·​o·​nos ˌem-ˌpräs-ˈthät-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce emprosthotonos (audio)
: a tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are brought forward toward each other and the back arched

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“Emprosthotonos.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/emprosthotonos. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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