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hypertonia

[hahy-per-toh-nee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtoʊ ni ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; hyper- + -tonia
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  • Finally, dyskinetic cerebral palsy is characterised by both hypo- and hypertonia often alternating in the same muscles.
hypertonia in Medicine

hypertonia hy·per·to·ni·a (hī'pər-tō'nē-ə)
n.
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.

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