Definition of Hypotonia

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

Exact synonyms: Hypotonicity, Hypotonus
Generic synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Antonyms: Hypertonia, Hypertonicity, Hypertonus
Derivative terms: Hypotonic, Hypotonic



Definition of Hypotonia

1. Noun. An abnormal loss of muscle tone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypotonia

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Medical Definition of Hypotonia

1. A condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles, diminished resistance of muscles to passive stretching. Origin: Gr. Tonos = tone (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypotonia

hypothetist
hypothetists
hypothrombinaemia
hypothrombinemia
hypothromboplastinaemia
hypothymia
hypothymic
hypothymism
hypothyroid
hypothyroid dwarf
hypothyroid dwarfism
hypothyroid infantilism
hypothyroidisms
hypothyroxinaemia
hypotonia (current term)
hypotonias
hypotonic
hypotonic solution
hypotonic solutions
hypotonicities
hypotonicity
hypotonus
hypotoxicity
hypotraceable
hypotrachelia
hypotrachelium
hypotrich
hypotricha

Literary usage of Hypotonia

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1. The Treatment of tabetic ataxia by Heinrich S. Frenkel (1917)
"hypotonia of the hip-joints allows of excessive bending-forward movements of ... 29 shews that a very advanced state of hypotonia of the hip-joint may be ..."

2. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"injury to the cortical mechanism for the appreciation of position and movement produces hypotonia, pyramidal injury produces spasticity, injury to both in ..."

3. Mind and Its Disorders: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by William Henry Butter Stoddart (1908)
"Similarly if the leg be raised, it falls to FIG. 46.—hypotonia IN ... There is hypotonia or atonia as shown in Fig. 46 : this patient, if placed in the ..."

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. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"... or hypotonia at 2 hours of age). HR2 Infants who live in or frequently visit housing built before 1950 that is dilapidated or undergoing renovation; ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"It was found to be frequently, although not always, associated with exaggerated Achilles reflexes. hypotonia was found to be frequently associated with loss ..."

7. 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)
"hypotonia was found to be frequently associated with loss or diminution of the tendon phenomena. There was a comparatively small number of neurogene ..."

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