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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