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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Neurologic examination revealed normal cranial and spinal reflexes, but muscle tone of the hind limb was spastic, resulting in hypertonus.
In a month after operation positive dynamics was recorded, namely: night enuresis regression, Babinsky's pathological symptom regression at the left, reduction of extremities hypertonus and restoration of abdominal reflexes.
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.
9) Total 97 (100) 220 (100) (a) After adjustment for age, diabetes, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertonus, and family history of cardiovascular disease.
The primary symptoms of hypertonus of the pelvic musculature in female patients include pain; burning in the clitoris, urethra, vagina or anus; constipation; urinary frequency and urgency; and dyspareunia (DeFranca, 1996).
Before ordering vaginal dilation for your patient, 1) assess the levator ani muscle group for hypertonus or spasm and 2) choose the size dilator to start therapy that does not cause pain with insertion but enters with some resistance.
The hypertonus and reflex hyperexcitability associated with spasticity disrupt the remaining functional use of muscles, impede motion, and may cause severe pain.
The hypertonus installed already at the hospitalization over a period of 2 weeks can be less influenced, but it can be modeled towards a tonus within the functional limits.
During induction of labour, a CTG must be started within 30 minutes of administering the dose to exclude fetal heart changes, or the presence of tachysystole (>5 contractions in 10 minutes) or hypertonus (contraction lasting >2 minutes).
That's probably the reason for the reports of uterine hyperstimulation that we sometimes see in the literature, which probably have to do with polysystole and not hypertonus," he continued.
In the remaining three patients (53-68 years of age), apart from hypertonus in one, no impairing condition was detected.
Any untoward incidences like pain or redness at injection site, spontaneous movements, hypertonus, twitching, tremor, flushing and rashes, cough, hiccough laryngospasm, apnoea, nausea and vomiting, bradycardia, hypotension were recorded and tabulated.