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low muscle tone

Vox populi → medtalk Hypotonia
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1. Synonym(s): hypotonia.
2. A decreased effective osmotic pressure.
Synonym(s): low muscle tone.
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I have complete faith in science; however, there are two things I am certain medicine has wrong: that there is no cure for Susannah's condition, and that those divine shoulder flops have a clinical explanation like "low muscle tone." She flops onto my shoulder because she loves me.
A creatine phosphokinase (CPK) assay, the most common initial laboratory test to assess low muscle tone, can be helpful, although a normal result doesn't rule out muscle or nerve disease.
For those children not having an identifiable event or events, the cause may be attributed to low muscle tone with or without poor muscle coordination, short attention span or difficulty focusing, oppositional and conduct disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and/or cognitive delays and learning disabilities.
"Maddie has low muscle tone, so it's important for her to do all the running and stretching and exercise they get (at Emerald), and it's something they wouldn't be likely to do if they weren't there with peers at their own level," Akin said.
Her biggest challenge was low muscle tone, which delayed her development in most areas, including eating and sucking, and she had not yet begun to sit or teethe at 1 year.
"He has low muscle tone and the frame will help develop his muscles so he can walk unaided," added Ceri.
Physical signs of developmental abnormalities can include tense muscles in the extremities, low muscle tone in the head, neck, and trunk, persisting premature reflexes, and gross or fine motor delays.
Cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations are thought to be the result of REM sleep phenomena (e.g., low muscle tone, dreaming) manifesting during wake.
Late preterm infants face several vulnerabilities including low energy stores, poor thermoregulation, poor feeding, low muscle tone, immature or wet lungs, immature bilirubin metabolism, increased infection rate, and poor state regulation.
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that typically causes low muscle tone, short stature, incomplete sexual development, cognitive disabilities, problem behaviors, and a chronic feeling of hunger.
Low muscle tone, balance problems and poor reflexes.
The Des Plaines couple's 6-week-old daughter, Sadie, was diagnosed with Aicardi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that occurs only in girls and can cause multiple seizures each day, severe developmental delays and low muscle tone. Most girls with Aicardi Syndrome are nonverbal and unable to walk.

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