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Muscle tone



(1) The muscle in a steady partially contracted state caused by the successive flow of nerve impulses.

(2) The amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle.


Muscle tone or tonus helps in maintaining body posture. For instance, the muscles holding the jaw keep it in position by contracting continuously and only partially. When a person loses consciousness or sleeps, the muscle tone declines.

Word origin: tonus » Greek tónos (tone)


See also: hypotonia, hypertonia.

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