Definition of Myotonia

1. Noun. Abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction.

Generic synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Specialized synonyms: Acromyotonia, Myotonia Congenita, Thomsen's Disease
Derivative terms: Myotonic



Definition of Myotonia

1. Noun. A symptom of several muscular disorders characterized by the slow relaxation of the muscles after voluntary contraction or electrical stimulation ¹

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Definition of Myotonia

1. temporary muscular rigidity [n -S] : MYOTONIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myotonia

myostatin
myotactic reflex
myotasis
myotatic
myotherapies
myotherapist
myotherapists
myotherapy
myotic
myotics
myotome
myotomes
myotomic
myotomies
myotomy
myotonia (current term)
myotonia atrophica
myotonia congenita
myotonias
myotonic
myotonic dystrophy
myotonic muscular dystrophy
myotoxic
myotoxin
myotoxins
myotube
myotubes
myotubular
myotubularin
myotubule

Literary usage of Myotonia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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)
"The author holds that myotonia is a neurosis distinct from tetany, ... In myotonia this reaction is not obtained. Trousseau's symptom is also present in ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Some authors regard the combination of myotonia with muscular atrophy as a special form of myopathic dystrophy (Steinert, Batten and Gibb); such an atrophic ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"ON myotonia.1 BY GEORGE W. JACOBY, MD The disease, first known through the description of the Silesian physician, Dr. Thomsen, and since then called after ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"Whether acquired myo- tonia, paramyotonia, Gower's type, myotonia with atrophy, and intermittent myotonia are forms of Thomsen's disease is not known. ..."

5. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1914)
"THOMSEN'S DISEASE (myotonia). ... himself subject to the disease, fully described a muscular condition later called myotonia congenita, ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"While the disease is in a majority of cases hereditary, hence the name myotonia congenita, there are other forms of spasm very similar which may be acquired ..."

7. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"an appropriate but somewhat clumsy name, for which we suggested instead " congénital myotonia." Apparently the disease is very infrequent; ..."

8. Pediatrics: The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children by Thomas Morgan Rotch (1906)
"In the course of a few months paralysis occurs in the affected muscles with marked atrophy and loss of faradic irritability. myotonia. myotonia Congenita. ..."

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