Medical Dictionary: Lockjaw


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Lockjaw: Another name for Tetanus.
Lockjaw (condition): Bacterial disease now rare due to vaccination.

Lockjaw: Tetanus (sometimes called lockjaw) is caused by the toxin (poison) of a bacterium. The bacteria can enter the body through a tiny pinprick or scratch but prefer deep puncture wounds or cuts like those made by nails or knives. Tetanus bacteria commonly are found in soil, dust, and manure.1

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1. excerpt from Shots for Safety - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

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