As many of you don't know(none of you most likely since no one is reading this)I am an HIT major. That's Health Information Technician. This means that I have to take terminology classes. So instead of just me being tortured by the insanity of medical nomenclature I will submit a word every day or so. Here's number one:
Tetany: a condition affecting nerves, causing muscle spasms as a result of low amounts of calcium in the blood due to a deficiency of the parathyroid hormone.