paramyotonia

noun
para·​myo·​to·​nia | \ ˌpar-ə-ˌmī-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce paramyotonia (audio) \

Medical Definition of paramyotonia

: an abnormal state characterized by tonic muscle spasm

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“Paramyotonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/paramyotonia. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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