op·​is·​thot·​o·​nos ˌäp-əs-ˈthät-ᵊn-əs How to pronounce opisthotonos (audio)
: a condition of spasm of the muscles of the back, causing the head and lower limbs to bend backward and the trunk to arch forward

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“Opisthotonos.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/opisthotonos. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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