Definition of Hypotonicity

1. Noun. (of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other.

Generic synonyms: Osmotic Pressure
Antonyms: Hypertonicity
Derivative terms: Hypotonic



2. Noun. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic.
Exact synonyms: Hypotonia, Hypotonus
Generic synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Antonyms: Hypertonia, Hypertonicity, Hypertonus
Derivative terms: Hypotonic, Hypotonic

Definition of Hypotonicity

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Hypotonicity

1. Diminished muscle tone, limp muscles. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypotonicity

hypothymic
hypothymism
hypothyroid
hypothyroid dwarf
hypothyroid dwarfism
hypothyroid infantilism
hypothyroidisms
hypothyroxinaemia
hypotonia
hypotonias
hypotonic
hypotonic solution
hypotonic solutions
hypotonicities
hypotonicity (current term)
hypotonus
hypotoxicity
hypotraceable
hypotrachelia
hypotrachelium
hypotrich
hypotricha
hypotrichida
hypotrichosis
hypotrichs
hypotriglyceridaemia
hypotrochoid
hypotrochoids

Literary usage of Hypotonicity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Review of American Chemical Research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1906)
"These are also the effects of hypertonicity and hypotonicity of the medium in the case of the tortoise auricles. In Limulus these effects of hypertonicity ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1915)
"There was hypotonicity and decreased muscular power. The patellar and Achilles reflexes were present, but not exaggerated: no Babinski nor other extensor ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"Therefore, one must consider hypotonicity as of great importance in the causation of the ataxia in tabes. An equally important factor is the loss of ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra (1908)
"This muscular hypotonicity is greatly misinterpreted, and rachitic children are ... Hagenbach-Burkhardt refer to this abnormal hypotonicity as a specific ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1900)
"A few years ago Charles W. Burr showed me one of his patients who presented a high degree of hypotonicity of the muscles of the lower limbs with exaggerated ..."

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