hypertonia

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Related to Congenital hypertonia: congenital nystagmus, Congenital hypotonia

hy·per·to·ni·a

 (hī′pər-tō′nē-ə)
n. Physiology
The state of being hypertonic.

hypertonia

(ˌhaɪpəˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Medicine) med an unusual increase in muscle tension making stretching difficult or impossible

hy•per•to•ni•a

(ˌhaɪ pərˈtoʊ ni ə)

n.
increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypertonia - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
hypotonia, hypotonus, hypotonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
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