Tetanus Toxin, a Neuromuscular Blocking Agent


IN some cases of infectious tetanus a neuromuscular block with tetraplegia may follow the state of muscle spasms. We suggested1 that this effect was caused by the tetanus toxin itself rather than to an after-effect of muscle relaxants or other drugs. This hypothesis, however, had to be verified by experiments with animals.

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    Kaeser, H. E., Müller, H. R., and Friedrich, B., Europ. Neurolog., 1, 17 (1968).

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KAESER, H., SANER, A. Tetanus Toxin, a Neuromuscular Blocking Agent. Nature 223, 842 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223842a0

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