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Opisthotonos

Posted by Laura on December 4, 2010

(Jonas: Mosby’s Dictionary of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (c) 2005, Elsevier. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/localized+tetanus)

“Opisthotonos is a condition in which the body is held in an abnormal posture. It usually involves rigidity and severe arching of the back, with the head thrown backward. If a person with opisthotonos lays on his or her back, only the back of the head and the heels would touch the supporting surface.”

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003195.htm

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