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to·nic·i·ty

 (tō-nĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. to·nic·i·ties
1. Normal firmness or functional readiness in body tissues or organs.
2. The sustained partial contraction of resting or relaxed muscles.

tonicity

(təʊˈnɪsɪtɪ)
n
1. the state, condition, or quality of being tonic
2. (Physiology) physiol another name for tonus

to•nic•i•ty

(toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti)

n.
1. tonic quality or condition.
2. the state of bodily tone.
[1815–25]

tonicity

the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Health
the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
the state or quality of muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonicity - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimulitonicity - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
muscular tissue, muscle - animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
tautness, tenseness, tensity, tension - the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
muscle tone, muscular tonus - normal tonicity of the muscles; "exercise improves muscle tone"
myotonia - abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
hypertonia, hypertonus, hypertonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
hypotonia, hypotonus, hypotonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony - lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
Translations

tonicity

[tɒˈnɪsɪtɪ] Ntonicidad f

tonicity

n (of muscles)Tonus m (spec), → Spannungszustand m

to·nic·i·ty

a. tonicidad, cualidad normal de tono o tensión.
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63) Although absolute tissue stiffness was reduced from reference range, changes in relative stiffness and alveolar shape distortion from changes in tonicity were increased in a model of porcine pancreatic elastase injury.
Table 1 shows the characterization of orofacial structures (lips, tongue, cheek, masseter) with respect to mobility and tonicity of G1 and G2 subjects since the initial evaluation (with the old prosthesis).
The increase in rectal temperature in ropivacaine - fentanyl group (group 2) might be explained by the fact that during anaesthesia two goats were excited and struggling which could have resulted in increase in the tonicity of muscle responsible for rise in rectal temperature at some intervals.
Consider nonpreserved solutions with a balance of hyaluronic acid and osmolarity/ tonicity control.
Solutions with high osmolarity may worsen the diarrhea because the resulting increase in the intraluminal tonicity may cause hypersecretion of water and electrolytes; which is even more pronounced in animals with damaged intestinal villi (SMITH & BERCHTOLD, 2014).
satisfaction Abdominal Increase the Lying supine, inhale deeply breathing tonicity of the deep using abdominal muscles to transverse muscles expand the abdomen.
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The reason being that its hypo tonicity causes rapid lysis of the cells and increases the inflammation on replantation.
In several weeks, the uterus regains its normal tonicity, the suture is absorbed, and the anchor retained as seen in women undergoing conventional interval insertion.
found significant reduction rate of tonicity in trunk and upper limbs in patients receiving traditional Swedish massage.
Based on contemporary BP data, Bisol (1981) states that high vowel tonicity is relevant in vowel harmony process, but it is not a decisive factor.