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lockjaw:

see tetanustetanus
or lockjaw,
acute infectious disease of the central nervous system caused by the toxins of Clostridium tetani. The organism has a widespread distribution and is common in the soil, human and animal feces, and the digestive tracts of animals and humans;
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lockjaw

[′läk ‚jȯ]
(medicine)

lockjaw

Pathol a nontechnical name for trismus and (often) tetanus
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The detailed clinical examination revealed that there was a chronic wound at the carpal region, high fever (104.2[degrees]F and 105.3[degrees]F), stiff limbs and tail, pricked ears, general muscle stiffness, third eye lid prolapse and jaws clamped together (lock jaw) and lateral recumbancy (Fig.
"It started yanking my leg about and it was holding so hard I was worried it would get lock jaw and not be able to let go.
Mr Shiraz have also been invited to put a track on a new compilation album getting a world wide release in June through Lock Jaw Records, Muse's old label.
Kurt offers three EZ Lock jaw plates in hardened steel and five in aluminum.
Complete silence is needed in the boat, as the fish can very easily get stressed or nervous when aware of your presence, and develop lock jaw.