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Tetany MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Tetany
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.613.875
C18.452.174.509.700
C23.888.592.608.875
Unique ID
D013746
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013746
Annotation
do not confuse with TETANUS, a Clostridium tetani infection; tetanic spasm of muscle = SPASM; tetanic contraction = MUSCLE CONTRACTION; coordinate with cause if given
Scope Note
A disorder characterized by muscle twitches, cramps, and carpopedal spasm, and when severe, laryngospasm and seizures. This condition is associated with unstable depolarization of axonal membranes, primarily in the peripheral nervous system. Tetany usually results from HYPOCALCEMIA or reduced serum levels of MAGNESIUM that may be associated with HYPERVENTILATION; HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; RICKETS; UREMIA; or other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1490)
Entry Term(s)
Spasmophilia
Tetanilla
Tetany, Neonatal
NLM Classification #
QU 260.5.C2
Public MeSH Note
SPASMOPHILIA was heading 1963-76
Online Note
use TETANY to search SPASMOPHILIA 1966-76
History Note
SPASMOPHILIA was heading 1963-76
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Tetany Preferred
Tetanilla Narrower
Tetany, Neonatal Narrower
Spasmophilia Related
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