stato·​ton·​ic ˌstat-ə-ˈtän-ik How to pronounce statotonic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a tonic reflex that serves to establish or maintain the posture of an individual against the force of gravity and that is initiated by stimulation of the utricle of the labyrinth through position of the head or movements of the neck muscles and involves alteration of skeletal muscle tone
statotonic reflexes
compare statokinetic

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“Statotonic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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