myotonia

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my·o·to·ni·a

 (mī′ə-tō′nē-ə)
n.
Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.

my′o·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

myotonia

(ˌmaɪəˈtəʊnɪə)
n
(Medicine) lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity. Also called: amyotonia
myotonic adj

my•o•to•ni•a

(ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə)

n.
tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.
[1895–1900]
my`o•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.

myotonia

a condition of tonic muscle spasm or rigidity of the muscles. — myotonic, adj.
See also: Body, Human

myotonia

The inability of a muscle to relax after the need for contraction has passed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myotonia - abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
acromyotonia - myotonia of the extremities only; causes spastic deformity of the hand or foot
myotonia congenita, Thomsen's disease - a mild, rare, congenital form of myotonia characterized by muscle stiffness
Translations

my·o·to·ni·a

n. miotonía, condición muscular con aumento en rigidez y contractibilidad muscular y disminución de relajamiento.
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SJS Type I: The clinical features of muscle stiffness in SJS type I8 somewhat resemble those seen in myotonic disorders, stiff person syndrome, and Isaacs's syndrome.
(3) Although it is not approved for pelvic floor levator spasm, its success in treating other myotonic disorders suggests that its application may be relevant.