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hypotonia

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noun hy·po·to·nia \ˌhī-pə-ˈtō-nē-ə, -pō-\

Definition of hypotonia

  1. :  the state of having hypotonic muscle tone



Origin of hypotonia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1886


Medical Dictionary

hypotonia

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noun hy·po·to·nia \ˌhī-pə-ˈtō-nē-ə, -pō-\

Medical Definition of hypotonia

  1. 1:  abnormally low pressure of the intraocular fluid

  2. 2:  the state of having hypotonic muscle tone




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "hypotonia"


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