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Definition a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound with a dirty object; prevented by the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine and by subsequent booster shots every 10 years
  • The Masai guide said members of his tribe have a gap cut between their front teeth so that nutrients cam be consumed in the event of tetanus (lockjaw).
tetanus = a deadly bacterial infection that results in muscle spasms whose symptoms include locking the jaw tightly closed
  • Tetanus is also commonly called lockjaw and the death grip.
  • tetanus = a deadly bacterial infection that results in muscle spasms whose symptoms include locking the jaw tightly closed
  • Tetanus is also commonly called lockjaw.
  • tetanus = a deadly bacterial infection that results in muscle spasms whose symptoms include locking the jaw tightly closed
  • Two fellows die of tetanus.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • tetanus = a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound
  • Jodie had told her about a boy who stepped on a rusty nail and didn't get a tetanus shot.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • tetanus = for a bacteria that causes severe spasms (also called lockjaw) which can be fatal
  • There is an army medical lance-corporal with it who sticks an anti-tetanus needle into our chests.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • tetanus = a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound
  • At the hospital they took out shotgun pellets from her hand, but missed one in her head, and gave her a tetanus shot and sent her back home.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • Like that baby born blue out of that woman with tetanus this morning.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • At the end of the first attack I discovered symptoms of tetanus; you confirmed my opinion.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "You need a tetanus shot," Roy said.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • A half-hour later at Texas Children's Hospital, Norberto was given a tetanus shot after a doctor had cleaned and stitched his foot.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Levanthal wanted to see if he could persuade a group of college seniors at Yale University to get a tetanus shot.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • That child has tetanus and will die.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He also said the salt water was good for healing the pain and preventing tetanus.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • That's nothing compared to some of the other diseases she says she's suffered from—tetanus, malaria, sprue, typhus.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • They all three in the front seat, Mae Mobley squeezed in the middle with a look so miserable you think she about to get a tetanus shot.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • When's the last time you had a tetanus shot?
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Carla's mother thought I should go to the hospital for stitches and a tetanus shot.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • I didn't even need stitches then, just a tetanus shot.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • After he finished with the sutures, the Iranian doctor wrote a prescription for a tetanus shot, handed it to Moody, and chattered out instructions.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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