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hypotonia

 [hi″po-to´ne-ah]
abnormally decreased tonicity or strength.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·to·ni·a

(hī'pō-tō'nē-ă),
1. Reduced tension in any part, as in the eyeball.
2. Relaxation of the arteries.
3. A condition in which there is a diminution or loss of muscular tonicity.
Synonym(s): hypotonicity (1) , hypotonus, hypotony
[hypo- + G. tonos, tone]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hy·po·to·ni·a

(hī'pō-tō'nē-ă)
1. Reduced tension in any part, as in the eyeball.
2. Relaxation of the arteries.
3. A condition in which there is a diminution or loss of muscular tonicity, in consequence of which the muscles may be stretched beyond their normal limits.
Synonym(s): hypotonicity (1) .
[hypo- + G. tonos, tone]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypotonia

A condition in which the muscles offer reduced resistance to passive movement. Hypotonia may be a result of damage to, or malfunction of, the CEREBELLUM. See also FLOPPY INFANT SYNDROME.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Hypotonia

Reduced or diminished muscle tone.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·to·ni·a

(hī'pō-tō'nē-ă)
1. Reduced tension in any body part.
2. Relaxation of the arteries.
3. Diminution or loss of muscular tonicity.
[hypo- + G. tonos, tone]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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