noun \dis-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of DYSTONIA

:  any of various conditions (as Parkinson's disease and torticollis) characterized by abnormalities of movement and muscle tone
dys·ton·ic \-ˈtä-nik\ adjective

Origin of DYSTONIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1860


noun \dis-ˈtō-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSTONIA

: a state of disordered tonicity of tissues (as of muscle)
dys·ton·ic \-ˈtän-ik\ adjective


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