opisthotonos op·is·thot·o·nos (ŏp’ĭs-thŏt’n-əs)
A tetanic spasm in which the head and feet are drawn backward and the spine arches forward.
o·pis’tho·ton’ic (ə-pĭs’thə-tŏn’ĭk) adj.
[oh-pee-uh m] /ˈoʊ pi əm/ noun 1. the dried, condensed juice of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids used in medicine in their isolated or derived forms: a narcotic substance, poisonous in large doses. 2. anything that causes dullness or […]
- Opium den
noun 1. a place where opium is sold and used
[oh-pee-uh-miz-uh m] /ˈoʊ pi əˌmɪz əm/ noun 1. the addictive use of as a stimulant or intoxicant. 2. the pathological condition caused by the addictive use of . /ˈəʊpɪəˌmɪzəm/ noun 1. (pathol) addiction to opium or a condition resulting from prolonged use of opium
noun 1. a Eurasian poppy, Papaver somniferum, having white, pink, red, or purple flowers, cultivated as the source of opium, for its oily seeds, and as an ornamental. noun 1. a poppy, Papaver somniferum, of SW Asia, with greyish-green leaves and typically white or reddish flowers: widely cultivated as a source of opium opium poppy […]