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

  • 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.

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

  • n. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic


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