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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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Borrowing from linguistics, Gerber explains intonation as having three components, tonality, tonicity, and tone, and demonstrates each in terms of its poetic force.
Tonicity in the peripheral limbs was normal, and muscle power was grossly intact globally but difficult to assess.
Tonicity is another term used about water movement in the body.
This consequently decreases the tonicity of the facial muscles as a result of decreased flow of the nasal airway due to anatomical obstruction (6-8).
The uterine tonicities were scored in a 1 to 3 scale: 1 represents the uteruses with high tonicity, 2 represents the uteruses with moderate tonicity and 3 represents the flaccid uteruses (Melendez et al.
It is assumed that vibration leads to a higher stimulation of the mechanoreceptors of the relevant muscle, which in turn leads to increased tonicity.
Subsequently Di Bella and Estienne in 1990 stated that internal sphincterotomy reduce anal pain by reduction of the sphincter tonicity (7).
It also covers pharmaceutical excipients and packaging, analysis, product characterization, quality control, stability, bioavailability, dissolution, and fundamental science concepts like thermodynamics, ionic solutions and electrolyte equilibria, tonicity, chemical kinetics, rheology, complex formation, and interfacial phenomenon.
Lancome also claimed Genifique can achieve "clinically-measurable" results of youthful skin and can be seen - fine lines, radiance, clarity and evenness - and felt - texture, resiliency, tonicity and firmness.
These properties may explain the lack of pain, spasm and more serious morbidity associated with the intra-arterial injection of less water-soluble, alkaline or high tonicity drugs, which may result in vasoconstriction, crystal formation and subsequent arterial thrombosis (1).
Mrs DuFaur's paper suggested the use of pelvic floor muscle exercises in the antenatal period to maintain the "suppleness and tonicity of the perineum" (p13), although the primary focus was to increase the mother's awareness of how to relax her pelvic floor muscles during labour.
Regulation of cyclooxygenase-2 expression in renal medulla by tonicity in vivo and in vitro.