te·tan·ic /tɛˈtænɪk/ 形容詞
1. Physiol. Of or pertaining to tetanus; having the character of tetanus; as, a tetanic state; tetanic contraction.
This condition of muscle, this fusion of a number of simple spasms into an apparently smooth, continuous effort, is known as tetanus, or tetanic contraction. --Foster.
2. Physiol. & Med. Producing, or tending to produce, tetanus, or tonic contraction of the muscles; as, a tetanic remedy. See Tetanic, n.
Te·tan·ic n. Physiol. & Med. A substance (notably nux vomica, strychnine, and brucine) which, either as a remedy or a poison, acts primarily on the spinal cord, and which, when taken in comparatively large quantity, produces tetanic spasms or convulsions.
adj 1: of or relating to or causing tetany
2: of or relating to or causing tetanus