Definitions of Emprosthotonos

  1. A drawing of the body forward, in consequence of the spasmodic action of some of the muscles. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A tetanic contraction of the flexor muscles, curving the back with concavity forward. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  3. Clonic spasm; a spasmodic action of the muscles, by which the body is drawn forward. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A variety of tetanus, in which the body is drawn forwards by the permanent contraction of the muscles. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  5. [Greek] A condition produced by spasm of the abdominal muscles and flexors of the spine, in which the trunk is bent forward and rigid. na