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hypotonia

Pronunciation: hi'po-to'ne-a

Definition:

  1. Reduced tension in any part, as in the eyeball.
  2. Relaxation of the arteries.
  3. A condition in which there is a diminution or loss of muscular tonicity.

Synonym(s): hypotonicity1, hypotonus, hypotony

[hypo- + G. tonos, tone]

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