Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders.

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  • n. A symptom of several muscular disorders characterized by the slow relaxation of the muscles after voluntary contraction or electrical stimulation

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A state of continuous muscular contraction.
  • n. Same as myotony.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction

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Examples

  • In short, these goats seize up when they get excited due to a quirk in their genetics, called myotonia congenita .

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  • The reason that fainting goats faint is that they have a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita.

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  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America Myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2 (DM1 and DM2) are forms of muscular dystrophy that share similar clinical and molecular manifestations, such as myotonia, muscle weakness, cardiac anomalies, cataracts, and the presence of defined RNA-containing foci in muscle nuclei.

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  • Myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2 (DM1 and DM2) are forms of muscular dystrophy that share similar clinical and molecular manifestations, such as myotonia, muscle weakness, cardiac anomalies, cataracts, and the presence of defined RNA-containing foci in muscle nuclei.

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  • The names refer specifically to myotonia congenita, a condition in which the muscle cells experience prolonged contraction when the goat is startled.

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  • He had been labeled with a number of interesting diagnoses, such as chorea, epilepsy, myotonia, hysteria, and neurasthenia.

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  • Koch MC, Lehmann-Horn F, Pongratz D, Otto M, et al. (1994) Proximal myotonic myopathy: a new dominant disorder with myotonia, muscle weakness, and cataracts.

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  • Despite the different expansions within two apparently unrelated genes, both diseases share many common clinical manifestations, including myotonia, muscle weakness, cataract development, insulin resistance, and cardiac conduction defects.

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  • This is unlikely to be caused by muscular fatigue or myotonia for the following reasons.

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  • Mbnl1 −/− mice display skeletal myotonia, muscle weakness, cataracts and possibly heart disease

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