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.
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myotonia

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

a condition of tonic muscle spasm or rigidity of the muscles. — myotonic, adj.
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myotonia

The inability of a muscle to relax after the need for contraction has passed.
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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
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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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Patients with paramyotonia develop muscle stiffness with exercise, whereas typical patients with myotonia suffer symptoms during both rest or after exercise.
Repeated discharges with doublets and triplets were observed without fibrillations, positive sharp waves (PSWs) and myotonia along with normal recruitment pattern gastrosoleus, anterior tibialis, abductor pollicis brevis, first dorsal interossei, brachioradialis bilateral.
Some of the physical reactions against stress are shaking, muscle spasm, myotonia, cramps, and numbness in fingers and toes.
Myotonia: Hereditary myotonia is a collection of neuromuscular disorders characterized by prolonged contraction of the skeletal muscles after voluntary contraction or electrical stimulation.
Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (SJS, also known as chondrodystrophic myotonia) was first reported in 1962 as a rare autosomal recessive disorder.1
The major clinical features of PD include motor symptoms (such as static tremor, bradykinesia, myotonia, and postural balance disturbance), as well as nonmotor symptoms (such as disturbances of olfactory sensation and other senses, sleep disorders, autonomic dysfunction, and cognitive disorders).
The disease causes multisystemic clinical manifestations such as myotonia, muscle weakness, cardiac arrhythmia, respiratory failure, and cataracts (2).
Infrequently, patients experience pain, local muscle atrophy, muscle twitching, and/or muscle tightness (i.e., myotonia) (Urbano-Marquez and Fernandez-Sola 2004).
Schwartz-Jampel syndrome is a rare disease that associate short stature, myotonia, chondrodysplasia and bowed long bones.
This is in part from the effect of hypothermia on exacerbating the myotonia and the prolonged effect of muscle relaxants.