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dystonia

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noun dys·to·nia \dis-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of dystonia

  1. :  any of various conditions (as Parkinson's disease and torticollis) characterized by abnormalities of movement and muscle tone

dystonic

play \-ˈtä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of dystonia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1860


Medical Dictionary

dystonia

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noun dys·to·nia \dis-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of dystonia

  1. :  a state of disordered tonicity of tissues (as of muscle)

dystonic

\-ˈtän-ik\play adjective



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