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An acute, often fatal disease caused by the toxin of the bacteria Clostridium tetani, which typically infects the body through a deep wound; characterized by spasmodic contraction of voluntary muscles, especially those of the neck and jaw; primarily affects the spinal cord but could have local form (e.g. one limb).

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bacteria  ;  disease  ;  toxin