Tet"a*nin (?), n. Physiol. Chem.

A poisonous base (ptomaine) formed in meat broth through the agency of a peculiar microbe from the wound of a person who has died of tetanus; -- so called because it produces tetanus as one of its prominent effects.

<-- ?? not in Merck -- tetanospasmin? The neurotoxin of Clostridium tetani. -->

 

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