tetanospasmin

noun
tet·​a·​no·​spas·​min | \ ˌtet-ᵊn-ō-ˈspaz-mən How to pronounce tetanospasmin (audio) \

Medical Definition of tetanospasmin

: a crystalline unstable neurotoxin produced by the tetanus bacillus and held to be the cause of the tetanic convulsions of tetanus

called also tetanus toxin

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“Tetanospasmin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tetanospasmin. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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