Hypotonia

Definition

noun

(1) The condition in which the muscle tone is abnormally low, resulting in a diminished resistance of muscles to passive stretching, as in muscle hypotonia.

(2) Reduced tension of a body part, used of the arteries and the intraocular fluid of the eyeball.


Supplement

Word origin: hypo (low) + tonia » Greek tónos (tone).

Compare: hypertonia

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