Definition of Hypertonia

1. Noun. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic.

Exact synonyms: Hypertonicity, Hypertonus
Generic synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Derivative terms: Hypertonic, Hypertonic
Antonyms: Hypotonia, Hypotonicity, Hypotonus



Definition of Hypertonia

1. Noun. (medicine) An abnormal increase in tightness of muscle tone, common in cerebral palsy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypertonia

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Medical Definition of Hypertonia

1. Or hypertony n, pl. Hypertonias or hypertonies: hypertonicity. N. Pathology: increased rigidity, tension and spasticity of the muscles. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypertonia

hyperthymia
hyperthymias
hyperthymic
hyperthymism
hyperthymization
hyperthyrea
hyperthyrion
hyperthyroid
hyperthyroid heart
hyperthyroidism
hyperthyroxinaemia
hypertime
hypertimes
hypertolerance
hypertolerances
hypertonia (current term)
hypertonia polycythemica
hypertonias
hypertonic
hypertonic bladder
hypertonic solution
hypertonic solutions
hypertonicities
hypertonicity
hypertonus
hypertoroid
hypertoroids
hypertrees
hypertrichiasis
hypertrichophrydia

Literary usage of Hypertonia

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"hypertonia, next to exaggeration of the tendon jerks, was a symptom of ... In the cases of hypertonia absent or diminished reflexes were present in six per ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1903)
"hypertonia, next to exaggeration of the tendon jerks, was a symptom uf ... In the cases of hypertonia absent or diminished reflexes were present in six per ..."

3. Venesection by Walton Forest Dutton (1916)
"hypertonia VASORUM CEREBRI. The etiologic factors bearing exclusively upon hypertension may be classified, according to Jane- way, as functional, ..."

4. Spondylotherapy: Physio and Pharmaco-therapy and Diagnostic Methods Based on by Albert Abrams (1918)
"DISEASES CAUSED BY VAGUS-hypertonia AND VAGUS- HYPOTONIA DIABETES MELLITUS.—The great majority of cases of this affection observed by the author have been ..."

5. Heart Disease, Blood-pressure, and the Nauheim-Schott Treatment by Louis Faugères Bishop (1909)
"CHAPTER XI hypertonia VASORUM ... causes arising from disorders of the digestive system, or we have regarded them as primarily disease of hypertonia ..."

6. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Therefore, the assumption of a reflex action on the vasomotor system by the lactic acid formed during muscular work, in the sense of reflex hypertonia, ..."

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