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Synonyms for lockjaw

an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds


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The main symptoms of the disease include stiffness of the jaw - hence the term lockjaw - which can make it difficult to open your mouth and can spread to other parts of the body, as well as muscle spasms.
I also took Stelazine around this time but that gave me lockjaw so I had to take a drug to counter it.
Grimsby duo The Departed and Demoraliser are touring together to promote a joint release on Lockjaw Records.
The study and its conclusions were widely reported in the media, under such headlines as "Alternative Medicines Sometimes Dangerous for Kids," undoubtedly conjuring up gruesome images of death from echinacea, renal failure from vitamin C, and lockjaw from homeopathic arnica.
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Two, if the establishment sides with the court in its decision to annul the creation of the judicial commission, finding it against the 'basic structure' of the constitution, then Pakistan may be caught in a constitutional lockjaw.
There are some first-rate communicators among the Flat jockeys and, while some will scoff, I am of the opinion that Ryan Moore, Lockjaw himself, will in time prove to be among the best of them.
Yankees win the series again, but on a high note, John Sterling suffers lockjaw doing his stupid "Thhhhhhheeeeeee Yankees Win" call.
It affects small muscles first, making them spasm and causing lockjaw.
The brothers taught there until John died of lockjaw in 1842.
Lockjaw is an inch away on Tyler P's tetanus-fraught pivot fakie.
They trudge past with identical Buffalo lockjaw faces.
Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is caused by a bacterium that is common in the soil.
Contracted through injuries such as lacerations, punctures, and splinters, tetanus is characterized by muscular rigidity rapidly spreading throughout the body, producing pain and stiffness, especially in the neck and jaw--hence the alternative name lockjaw.
Readers learn that Louisa May Alcott had a crush on both Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson when she was young, that Thoreau was devastated when his brother John died of lockjaw, that Hawthorne spent the good part of 12 years in his sister's attic, and that utopian societies of the era had casual sexual mores.