hypertonia

noun hy·per·to·nia \ ˌhī-pər-ˈtō-nē-ə \

Definition of hypertonia

: the condition of exhibiting excessive muscular tone or tension

First Known Use of hypertonia

circa 1842

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hypertonia

noun hy·per·to·nia \ ˌhī-pər-ˈtō-nē-ə \

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