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DOID DOID:11338
Name tetanus
Definition A primary bacterial infectious disease that results in prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers, has material basis in Clostridium tetani, which produces tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin, which is carried to the brain and spinal cord, where it binds irreversibly to receptors inhibiting neurotransmission. Damaged upper motor neurons cannot control reflex responses to afferent sensory stimuli.
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/786414-overview#a0104, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetanus
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CSP2005:0368-2622

GARD:5144

ICD10CM:A35

ICD9CM:037

MESH:D013742

NCI:C85185

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:76902006

UMLS_CUI:C0039614

Subsets

gram-positive_bacterial_infectious_disease

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Synonyms

clostridial tetanus [EXACT]

Infection due to Clostridium tetani [EXACT]

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is_a primary bacterial infectious disease

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