hypertonus


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hypertonus

[-tō′nəs]
an excessive level of skeletal muscle tension or activity. See also clonus.

hypertonus

(hī″pĕr-tō′nŭs)
Increased tension, as muscular tension in spasm.
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Hypertonus of the hind limbs including the phalanges was present, resulting in a resting position on the pelvis with cranially extended legs and dorsal flexion of the tail.
I believe that if you just have posterior pain and not anterior pain, that's almost always a sign of hypertonus of the pelvic floor musculature, and that's often the cause of the dyspareunia.
If uterine tachysystole or hypertonus occurs, give salbutamol (Ventolin[R]) 250-500 [micro]g intravenously slowly, diluted in 10 ml water for injection, or nifedipine (Adalat[R]) 20 mg orally should be given, if there are no contraindications to these drugs.
Twelve of the 21 women also were treated with yeast suppressive therapy, and 14 underwent physical therapy for levator muscle hypertonus, noted Dr.
This trend was confirmed in a logistic regression analysis after adjusting for age, diabetes, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertonus, and family history of cardiovascular disease after stratification for gender.