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hypertonia

 [hi″per-to´ne-ah]
abnormally increased tonicity, as of skeletal muscles or the walls of arteries.

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă),
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
Synonym(s): hypertonicity (1)
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

/hy·per·to·nia/ (-to´ne-ah) a condition of excessive tone of the skeletal muscles; increased resistance of muscle to passive stretching.

hypertonia

(hī′pər-tō′nē-ə)
n. Physiology
The state of being hypertonic.

hypertonia

[-tō′nē·ə]
1 abnormally increased muscle tone or strength. The condition is sometimes associated with genetic disorders, such as trisomy 18, and may be expressed in arm or leg deformities.
2 a condition of excessive pressure, such as the intraocular pressure of glaucoma.

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă)
Extreme tension of the ocular muscles or arteries as seen in glaucoma.
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

Increased muscle tension (tone).

Hypertonia

Having excessive muscular tone.
Mentioned in: Adrenoleukodystrophy

hypertonia

increased muscle tension

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă)
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

abnormally increased tonicity or strength.

hypertonia oculi
high intraocular pressure; glaucoma.
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