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Trismus MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Trismus
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.613.750.700
C23.888.592.608.750.700
Unique ID
D014313
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014313
Scope Note
Spasmodic contraction of the masseter muscle resulting in forceful jaw closure. This may be seen with a variety of diseases, including TETANUS, as a complication of radiation therapy, trauma, or in association with neoplastic conditions.
Entry Term(s)
Lock Jaw
Lockjaw
Masseter Muscle Spasm
Masseter Spasm
NLM Classification #
WC 370
See Also
Tetanus
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Trismus Preferred
Lockjaw Related
Masseter Muscle Spasm Broader
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