Is there a difference between TMJ and lockjaw?

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asked 5 days ago in Other- Health by Frcartha (360 points)
Is there a difference between TMJ and lockjaw?

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answered 5 days ago by Gracy (13,220 points)
TMJ disorder and lockjaw are different things.

TMJ is a syndrome called temporomandibular joint disorder. It's the name of the joint in your jaw.

Lockjaw is caused by a bacterial infection from tetanus.

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