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Hypotonia

Synonym(s)

  • decreased muscle tone
  • hypomyotonia
  • hypotonus
  • low muscle tone
  • muscle hypotonicity

Definition(s)

A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 20, 2014