Tonic state | definition of tonic state by Medical dictionary
ton·ic state (ton'ik stāt)
Steady rigid muscle contractions with no relaxation.
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A recent study demonstrated bidirectional control of generalized epilepsy network by switching thalamocortical phasic firing to the tonic state
using optogenetic modulation of the thalamus .