Hypertonia

Hypertonia is a term sometimes used synonymously with spasticity in the literature surrounding damage to the central nervous system, namely upper motor brain lesions. Impaired ability of damaged motor neurons to regulate descending pathways gives rise to disordered spinal reflexes, increased excitability of muscle spindles, and decreased synaptic ...
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hypertonia

(hi″pәr-to┬┤ne-ә) abnormally increased tonicity, such as of skeletal muscles or the walls of arteries.
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hypertonia

hypertonia, hypertonias, hypertony, hypertonies 1. Increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles. 2. The condition (in muscle or muscular tissue) of being hypertonic. 3. A condition of excessive tone of the skeletal muscles; increased resistance of muscle to passive stretching.
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Hypertonia

Hypertonia: Increased tightness of muscle tone. Untreated hypertonia can lead to loss of function and deformity. Treatment is by physical and/or occupational therapy, and in some cases muscle relaxant medication. Injections of botulism toxin (botox) are a recent treatment for chronic hypertonia in cerebral palsy and other disorders. Also known as s...
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Hypertonia

increased muscle tone, which typically occurs with an upper motorneuron lesion
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Hypertonia

increased rigidity, tension and spasticity of the muscles.
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Hypertonia

Increased tension in the muscles
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hypertonia

or hypertony n, pl. hypertonias or hypertonies : hypertonicity. n. Pathology: increased rigidity, tension and spasticity of the muscles.
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hypertonia

Or hypertony n, pl. Hypertonias or hypertonies: hypertonicity. N. Pathology: increased rigidity, tension and spasticity of the muscles. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Hypertonia

The excessive tone of skeletal muscles and the muscles' resistance to stretching.
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Hypertonia

The excessive tone of skeletal muscles and the muscles' resistance to stretching.
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hypertonia

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pĕr-tō′nē-ă Definitions: 1. Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries. Synonyms: hypertonicity1
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