hypotonia

noun hy·po·to·nia \ ˌhī-pə-ˈtō-nē-ə , -pō- \
Updated on: 3 Apr 2018

Definition of hypotonia

: the state of having hypotonic muscle tone

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Origin and Etymology of hypotonia

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

hypotonia

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

medical Definition of hypotonia

1 : abnormally low pressure of the intraocular fluid
2 : the state of having hypotonic muscle tone

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