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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Mohammed Zabiulla Khan and his wife Shazia Ahsan said their son Mohammed Ibrahim suffers from central hypotonia, a condition that leads to poor muscle development, and needs to be supported on a ventilator with 24/7 monitoring.
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Change in muscle tone" has been more specifically defined and must be characterized as hypertonia or hypotonia.
Power was normal in both upper limbs but 2/5 in both lower limbs with hypotonia.
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