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Bahirayama literally means body bent outwards. It is also known as bahyayama or dhanustambha. It is the condition similar to opisthotonus characterized by backward bending of head, raising up of chest part of body, torticollis/stiffness of neck, bending of neck/neck pain, grinding of teeth/teeth biting, yawning, salivation, chocked voice, confusion/weakness after the attack /episode and breaking type of pain in chest-back-thigh. [SAT-D.5544] dhanustambha [AAC-13] [1]


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