hypotonia

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hypotonia

(ˌhaɪpəˈtəʊnɪə)
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(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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Fifty-four chapters are organized into eight sections: historical and present approaches in the clinic and laboratory to diagnosing neuromuscular problems, two chapters on infantile hypotonia and arthrogryopsis, disorders of motor neurons, disorders of the peripheral nerves, disorders of neuromuscular junctions, myopathies, special clinical problems associated with neuromuscular disorders, and principles of treatment, with this last section addressing acute therapy, long-term management and rehabilitation, and outcome measures.
The diagnostic value of electromyography in infantile hypotonia.
Any evidence of significant infantile hypotonia, feeding difficulties, or delayed or impaired speech development should be of concern.

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