<neurology> Motor disturbance of the trigeminal nerve, especially spasm of the masticatory muscles, with difficulty in opening the mouth, a characteristic early symptom of tetanus.

Synonyms: lockjaw.

Origin: Gr. Trismos = grating, grinding

(11 Mar 2008)

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