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myotonia

[mahy-uh-toh-nee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; myo- + -tonia
Related forms
myotonic
[mahy-uh-ton-ik] /ˌmaɪ əˈtɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myotonic

myotonia

/ˌmaɪəˈtəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity Also called amyotonia
Derived Forms
myotonic (ˌmaɪəˈtɒnɪk) adjective
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myotonic in Medicine

myotonia my·o·to·ni·a (mī'ə-tō'nē-ə)
n.
Delayed relaxation of a muscle after an initial contraction.


my'o·ton'ic (-tŏn'ĭk) adj.
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