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Tetanus

A disease caused by tetanospasmin, a powerful protein toxin produced by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI. Tetanus usually occurs after an acute injury, such as a puncture wound or laceration. Generalized tetanus, the most common form, is characterized by tetanic muscular contractions and hyperreflexia. Localized tetanus presents itself as a mild condition with manifestations restricted to muscles near the wound. It may progress to the generalized form. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
21489
Concept ID:
C0039614
Disease or Syndrome
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Peripheral

On or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
59959
Concept ID:
C0205100
Spatial Concept
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Diphtheria + tetanus vaccine

A combined vaccine used to prevent infection with diphtheria and tetanus toxoid. This is used in place of DTP vaccine (DIPHTHERIA-TETANUS-PERTUSSIS VACCINE) when PERTUSSIS VACCINE is contraindicated. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
68882
Concept ID:
C0058773
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Immunologic Factor; Pharmacologic Substance
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