Definition of Hypotonus

1. Noun. (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic.

Exact synonyms: Hypotonia, Hypotonicity
Generic synonyms: Tone, Tonicity, Tonus
Antonyms: Hypertonia, Hypertonicity, Hypertonus
Derivative terms: Hypotonic, Hypotonic



Medical Definition of Hypotonus

1. A condition of diminished tone of the skeletal muscles, diminished resistance of muscles to passive stretching. Origin: Gr. Tonos = tone (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypotonus

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

Literary usage of Hypotonus

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1. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1921)
"Gastric hypotonus 3. Alterations of peristalsis These signs either singly or in combination have no diagnostic value since they are seen in other diseases ..."

2. The Roentgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Alimentary Canal by Russell Daniel Carman (1920)
"However, if the hypotonus does not accord with the habitus of the patient ... In conjunction with other secondary signs, hypotonus has a contributory value, ..."

3. Medical Review (1902)
"Muscular hypotonus, or loss of muscular tone, is sometimes of service in early diagnosis. The patient frequently can move the joints to an abnormal extent. ..."

4. Archives of Neurology by F W Mott, London County Council (1903)
"In other cases there was a distinct relationship between the degree of hypotonus and the ataxy of the limbs, and if there was a difference in the degree of ..."

5. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"Gastric hypotonus—An evident loss of tone shown by sagging and expansion of the ... hypotonus alone possesses little significance, for it is an expected ..."

6. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"ments, reveal a type of muscular hypotonus in cerebellar affections which is ... One feature of this hypotonus noted by Stewart and Holmes is striking. ..."

7. International Clinics by Henry W. Cattell (1901)
"This hypotonus of muscles, especially around joints, is important for two reasons. ... Where the muscular hypotonus is excessive, the question of proper ..."

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