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Pronunciation: tet'a-no-spaz'min

Definition: The neurotoxin of Clostridium tetani, which causes the characteristic signs and symptoms of tetanus; chief action is on the anterior horn cells, and the spasms seem to be due to action at inhibitory synapses.

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