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hypertonia

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

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

(hī′pər-tō′nē-ə)
n. Physiology
The state of being hypertonic.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hypertonia

Increased muscle tension (tone).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Hypertonia

Having excessive muscular tone.
Mentioned in: Adrenoleukodystrophy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·to·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-tō'nē-ă)
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
[hyper- + G. tonos, tension]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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