hypertonicity

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hypertonicity

 [hi″per-to-nis´ĭ-te]
the state or quality of being hypertonic.

hy·per·to·nic·i·ty

(hī'pĕr-tō-nis'i-tē),
1. Synonym(s): hypertonia
2. An increased effective osmotic pressure of body fluids.

hypertonicity

/hy·per·to·nic·i·ty/ (-to-nis´ĭ-te) the state or quality of being hypertonic.

hypertonicity

[-tənis′itē]
Etymology: Gk, hyper, excess, tonos, tone
1 excessive tone, tension, or activity.
2 (in ophthalmology) increased intraocular pressure.
3 excessive tension of the arteries or muscles.
4 increase in osmotic pressure.

hy·per·to·ni·ci·ty

(hī'pĕr-tŏ-nis'i-tē)
Abnormally increased muscle tone or strength. The condition is sometimes associated with genetic or CNS disorders (e.g., trisomy 18) and may be evident in arm or leg deformities.
See also: spasticity
Synonym(s): high muscle tone.

hypertonicity

the state or quality of being hypertonic.
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Looking at ways of reducing the high muscle tone created by this spasm, there is evidence of the effect of mechanical vibration (Stillman 1970, Carrington 1980) where a motor within an object or a base unit will set up a physical vibration that is indiscriminate in terms of frequency.
All the subjects had measurably high muscle tone which affected each of them in individually differing ways, although there were some affected muscle groups that were shared by all or some of the subjects.
A project evaluating the difference in therapeutic treatment between the use of low frequency sound (LFS) and music alone in reducing high muscle tone in multiply handicapped people, and oedema in mentally handicapped people--Paper (unpublished) to the Internasjonale Brukerseminar Omkring Vibroakustisk Behandlingsmetodikk in Steinkjer.