hypertonus


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Noun1.hypertonus - (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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He still had a restricted grip, axial hypotonia, and peripheral hypertonus 2 years later.
In standard definitions, tachysystole is defined when more than 5 contractions occur in 10 minutes, hypertonus when a contraction lasts for more than 120 seconds, and hyperstimulation when excessive uterine activity with a non-reassuring fetal heart rate presents.
Along with the topical atrophy that can occur with the low estrogen state of menopause, hypertonus and foreshortening of the pelvic floor muscles can occur in some postmenopausal women.
18) Therefore, overstimulation of uterine activity might be expected at a time when no more than a maintenance dose of oxytocin infusion is required, which can cause various complications including intrapartum fetal anoxia, uterine hypertonus, and rapid labor.
Abstract: A 6-week-old, parent-reared peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) was presented with spastic hypertonus of its hind limbs of unknown origin and duration.
Guild reported in the Lancet (8) the use of muscle relaxants in hypertonus.
PNF stretching, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, is a method of flexibility training that can reduce hypertonus, allowing muscles to relax and lengthen.
In impaired patients, hypertonus and/or reflex hyper-excitability (spasticity) often disrupt the functional use of already-weakened muscles [13].