muscle tone

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muscle tone

See tonus.

mus·cle tone

(mŭs'ĕl tōn)
1. The internal state of muscle-fiber tension within individual muscles and muscle groups.
2. Degree of muscle tension or resistance during rest or in response to stretching.
See also: hypertonia, hypotonia (3)

Muscle tone

Also termed tonus; the normal state of balanced tension in the tissues of the body, especially the muscles.
Mentioned in: Contractures


A state of partial contraction present in a muscle in its passive state as, for example, when the eye is in the physiological position of rest. Syn. muscle tone. See resting state of accommodation; physiological position of rest; tonic vergence.

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