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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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(Medicine) lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity. Also called: amyotonia
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my•o•to•ni•a(ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə)
tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.
my`o•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.
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a condition of tonic muscle spasm or rigidity of the muscles. — myotonic, adj.See also: Body, Human
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The inability of a muscle to relax after the need for contraction has passed.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n. miotonía, condición muscular con aumento en rigidez y contractibilidad muscular y disminución de relajamiento.
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