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Carpopedal spasm

carpopedal spasm

carpopedal spasm n.
A spasm of the feet and hands observed in hyperventilation, calcium deprivation, and tetany. Also called carpopedal contraction.
Historical Examples

Convulsions, laryngismus stridulus, tetany, or carpopedal spasm are all frequently met with.
The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron


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