hypotonicity


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Related to hypotonicity: hypertonicity

hy·po·to·nic·i·ty

(hī'pō-tō-nis'i-tē),
1. Synonym(s): hypotonia
2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure.

hypotonicity

↓ Muscle tone; limp muscles

hy·po·to·nic·i·ty

(hī'pō-tō-nis'i-tē)
1. Synonym(s): hypotonia.
2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure.
Synonym(s): low muscle tone.
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