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dystonia

[dis-toh-nee-uh] /dɪsˈtoʊ ni ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal tone of any tissue.
Origin of dystonia
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dystonic
[dis-ton-ik] /dɪsˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dystonic

dystonia

/dɪsˈtəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
a neurological disorder, caused by disease of the basal ganglia, in which the muscles of the trunk, shoulders, and neck go into spasm, so that the head and limbs are held in unnatural positions
Word Origin
from dys- + -tonia from Greek tonos tension, from teinen to stretch
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dystonic in Medicine

dystonia dys·to·ni·a (dĭs-tō'nē-ə)
n.
Abnormal tonicity of tissue.


dys·ton'ic (-tŏn'ĭk) adj.
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