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hypotonia

n.

1876, medical Latin, from hypo- + Greek tonos "tone" (see tenet).

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hypotonia in Medicine

hypotonia hy·po·to·ni·a (hī'pō-tō'nē-ə)
n.

  1. Reduced tension or pressure, as of the intraocular fluid in the eyeball.

  2. Relaxation of the arteries.

  3. A condition in which there is diminution or loss of muscular tonicity, resulting in stretching of the muscles beyond their normal limits.

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