Clostridium tetani

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Clostridium tetani

[klä‚strid·ē·əm ′tet·ən‚ī]
(medicine)
A spore-forming bacterium that produces a powerful toxin, tetanospasmin, that blocks inhibitory synapses in the central nervous system and thus causes the severe muscle spasms characteristic of tetanus.
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El genero Clostridium esta representado por bacilos anaerobios productores de esporas, habitantes normales del suelo e incluye los dos agentes productores de las neurotoxinas naturales mas poderosas: C.
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