myotonia


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my·o·to·ni·a

 (mī′ə-tō′nē-ə)
n.
Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.

my′o·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

myotonia

(ˌmaɪəˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Medicine) lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity. Also called: amyotonia
myotonic adj

my•o•to•ni•a

(ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə)

n.
tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.
[1895–1900]
my`o•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.

myotonia

a condition of tonic muscle spasm or rigidity of the muscles. — myotonic, adj.
See also: Body, Human

myotonia

The inability of a muscle to relax after the need for contraction has passed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myotonia - abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
acromyotonia - myotonia of the extremities only; causes spastic deformity of the hand or foot
myotonia congenita, Thomsen's disease - a mild, rare, congenital form of myotonia characterized by muscle stiffness
Translations

my·o·to·ni·a

n. miotonía, condición muscular con aumento en rigidez y contractibilidad muscular y disminución de relajamiento.
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Myotonia congenita (MC) is a group of genetically and clinically heterogeneous congenital neuromuscular channelopathies, typically characterized by the delayed relaxation of the muscles after voluntary contraction, stiffness, hypertrophy, transient weakness, and cramping.
In three patients with congenital myotonia, EMG cricopharyngeal muscle was normal, both at rest and during swallowing.
Congenital myotonia is a genetic channelopathy that affects skeletal muscles.
In some cases, malignant syndrome even does not appear myotonia or fever, and the level of muscle enzymes does not increase greatly, either.
For example, Michael was mindful about taking objects from his wife because her myotonia made it difficult for her to release her grip:
OUR AUCKLAND University of Technology (AUT) research team is embarking on a national study to find out how many people are affected by genetic muscle disorders, including the muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathy, myotonia congenital, paramyotonia congenita, central core disease, Pompe disease, nemaline, myotubular and GNE myopathies, and periodic paralysis.
This is characterised by myotonia and additional findings of a family history, cataracts, cognitive impairment and impaired glucose tolerance.
It is a debilitating rare genetic neuromuscular disease that is characterised by progressive muscle atrophy painful muscle spasms, cataracts, heart conduction defects, endocrine abnormalities and myotonia.
3,4) the children had short stature, myotonia with paucity of facial expression, blepharophimosis, pectus carinatum, and contractures.
The patients have some characteristic symptoms, such as tremor, myotonia, and dyskinesia, etc.
The medical name for my symptoms is benign myotonia and ataxia," Francesca says, but she prefers to think of herself as "wobbly".
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