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- n. Pathology The state of being hypertonic.
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- n. An abnormal increase in tightness of muscle tone, common in cerebral palsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Extreme reflex irritability. Also called hypertonicity and hypertonus.
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- n. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
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Signs and symptoms of Lithium toxicity such as hypertonia, hypothermia, cyanosis and ECG changes have been reported in some infants and neonates.
The term generally originates from spasticity, a medical condition characterised by hypertonia, or a high degree of muscle tightness.
Anxiety and depression can also be symptoms of hypertonia.
Some doctors and researcher feel that hypertonia, the old term for chronic tension and stress, is the number one cause of hypertension (high blood pressure).
This Vodchyts G. has cured cardiac aneurysm and hypertonia of draftees Ales Kalita and Zmitser Zhaleznichenka.
These include: head injuries like skull fracture, whiplash injury and closed head injury metabolic disorders like hyperlipidemia, vitamin B12 deficiency and thyroid disorder ototoxicity to medications like aspirin presbycusis or hearing loss associated with age earwax impaction hypertonia or muscle tension circulatory problems like hypertension, atherosclerosis and malformation of capillaries
Management Code, "chronic cyanide exposure is linked to demyelination, lesions of the optic nerve, ataxia, hypertonia, Leber's optic atrophy, goiters and depressed thyroid function."
"Several central and autonomic nervous system findings, which included hypertonia, jitteriness or tremors, high-pitched cry, difficulty arousing, irritability, excessive suck, and hyperalertness, were noted more frequently on the initial physical examination in the cocaine-exposed cohort.