hypertonus

Definitions of hypertonus
  1. noun
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
    synonyms: hypertonia, hypertonicity
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    Antonyms:
    hypotonia, hypotonicity, hypotonus
    (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
    type of:
    tone, tonicity, tonus
    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
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