hypertonia


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hypertonia

 [hi″per-to´ne-ah]
abnormally increased tonicity, as of skeletal muscles or the walls of arteries.

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă),
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
Synonym(s): hypertonicity (1)
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

/hy·per·to·nia/ (-to´ne-ah) a condition of excessive tone of the skeletal muscles; increased resistance of muscle to passive stretching.

hypertonia

(hī′pər-tō′nē-ə)
n. Physiology
The state of being hypertonic.

hypertonia

[-tō′nē·ə]
1 abnormally increased muscle tone or strength. The condition is sometimes associated with genetic disorders, such as trisomy 18, and may be expressed in arm or leg deformities.
2 a condition of excessive pressure, such as the intraocular pressure of glaucoma.

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă)
Extreme tension of the ocular muscles or arteries as seen in glaucoma.
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

Increased muscle tension (tone).

Hypertonia

Having excessive muscular tone.
Mentioned in: Adrenoleukodystrophy

hypertonia

increased muscle tension

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă)
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]

hypertonia

abnormally increased tonicity or strength.

hypertonia oculi
high intraocular pressure; glaucoma.
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These patients showed a reduced state of agitation accompanied by less hypertonia.
Techniques such as prolonged muscle stretch (PMS) have been shown to increase the passive range of motion (PROM), decrease the passive resistance of ankle dorsiflexors, and suppress hypertonia [20]; however, these techniques tend to be highly subjective or preferential with little or no quantitative guidelines for clinical practitioners.
Observable indicators of maternal opioid use in the neonate include signs of central nervous systems (CNS) dysfunction such as a high-pitched cry, sleep duration of fewer than 1-3 hours after feeding, hyperactive reflexes, tremors, hypertonia, myoclonic jerks, jitteriness, and generalized convulsions.
The man exhibits an impaired general condition, renal insufficiency and hypertonia," stated Krasimir Mihaylov, the director of Blagoevgrad hospital where Kuzmanov was transported.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome causes a wide array of symptoms including increased irritability, hypertonia, or heightened muscle tone, tremors, feeding intolerance, seizures, and respiratory distress.
He has conditions including Down's Syndrome, leukaemia and hypertonia, which means he has little muscle movement, yet he is always cheerful.
Clinical experiments with the bark powder have demonstrated efficacy against congestive cardiac insufficiency and hypertonia.
It has been traditionally used in hypertonia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, gout, diabetes mellitus, and fever (Fleming 2000).
During the seizure, psychomotor activity lags, the consciousness is disrupted, the head and eyes slowly turn to one side and general hypertonia and clonic jerks develop starting from one side of the body and spreading.
Female patient, 39 years old in her third pregnancy with 2 deliveries, in week 40 of gestation with a history of inadequate control of gestational hypertension, taken to the emergency room with blood pressure of 150/90, abdominal pain, nausea without vomiting, uterine hypertonia and mild vaginal bleeding.
It is worth noting that in patients with ISH the central nervous system is not involved; misdiagnosis of muscle hypertonia at the initial stage of the disease usually leads to stubborn rehabilitation which increases the pain [Chaudhary and Dayal 1995; Aghighi et al.