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dystonia

Pronunciation: dis-to'ne-a

Definition: A syndrome of abnormal muscle contraction that produces repetitive involuntary twisting movements and abnormal posturing of the neck, trunk, face, and extremities.

[dys- + G. tonos, tension]

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