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The aetiology and pathogenesis of trismus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3536195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The word trismus, from the Greek 'trismos', is defined as a prolonged, tetanic spasm of the jaw muscles by which the normal opening of the mouth is restricted (locked jaw). The designation was originally used only in tetanus, but as inability to open the mouth may be seen in a variety of conditions, the term is currently used in restricted jaw movement regardless of aetiology. As the literature on the subject mainly consists of case reports, the authors have reviewed the pathogenesis, aetiology and management of trismus.
K Tveterås; S Kristensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0307-7772     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-22     Completed Date:  1987-01-22     Revised Date:  2005-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701793     Medline TA:  Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Head and Neck Neoplasms / complications
Metabolic Diseases / complications
Nervous System Diseases / complications
Temporomandibular Joint / abnormalities
Trismus / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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