Denoting tonic muscular spasms or convulsions that are not entirely sustained but have brief remissions.

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sub·te·tan·ic .səb-te-'tan-ik adj approaching tetany or tetanus esp. in form or degree of contraction <\subtetanic contractions of the duodenum> <a \subtetanic convulsion>

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sub·te·tan·ic (sub″tə-tanґik) mildly tetanic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • subtetanic — |səb+ adjective Etymology: sub + tetanic : of less than tetanic force : approaching tetany or tetanus and especially in form or degree of contraction a subtetanic convulsion * * * adj …   Useful english dictionary

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