1. tetany

noun. clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis.


  • intermittent cramp
  • apyretic tetanus
  • tetanilla
  • intermittent tetanus

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Sentences with tetany

1. Noun, singular or mass
Top dressing is best suited for situations where minerals are critical to development, such as during the spring, when natural magnesium deficiencies in forage can lead to dangerous health conditions like grass tetany.

2. Verb, base form
It may also lead to tetany, a condition involving prolonged and involuntary muscle spasms, particularly in the hands and feet, as well as cramping, spasms of the larynx and hypersensitive reflexes, according to MedicineNet.