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myotonia congenita

myotonia congenita in Medicine

myotonia congenita myotonia con·gen·i·ta (kən-jěn'ĭ-tə)
n.
A hereditary disease characterized by tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of certain muscles after an attempt has been made to move them. Also called Thomsen's disease.

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