hypotonia

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hypotonia

(ˌhaɪpəˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Medicine) med a deficiency of muscle tone
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Noun1.hypotonia - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
hypertonia, hypertonus, hypertonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
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Consistently followed, the kinesiotherapy programmes help prevent the rigidifying of the spine joints, muscle hypotonia as well as the reduction in acute episodes recurrence or the decrease of their severity and duration.
However, young AS patients may also exhibit feeding difficulties and muscle hypotonia.
Since such children are more prone to obstructive sleep apnea [20] because of chronic hypoxemia secondary to pulmonary infection and hypoventilation due to muscle hypotonia.