opisthotonos opisthotonos


  • (n) severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back


  1. She immediately had a severe generalized convulsion with opisthotonos body arched, trismus lockjaw, risus sardonicus a taut, toothy grin, complete extension of the .
  2. Three constant reactions occur within one to four seconds before the respiratory gaspan increase in muscle tonus, a stiffening of the arms, and a slight opisthotonos arching .
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