hy·​per·​to·​nia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce hypertonia (audio) \

Definition of hypertonia

: the condition of exhibiting excessive muscular tone or tension

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Symptoms include agitation, hypertonia (too much muscle tone resulting in stiffness), hypotonia (too little muscle tone resulting in floppiness), tremors, drowsiness, and more. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Know About Getting Pregnant If You Take Antipsychotics," 17 Jan. 2019

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circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypertonia was circa 1842

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