Dictionary > Hypotonia

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


You will also like...

Neurology of Illusions
Neurology of Illusions

Illusions are the perceptions and sensory data obtained from situations in which human error prevents us from seeing the..

Plant Water Regulation
Plant Water Regulation

Plants need to regulate water in order to stay upright and structurally stable. Find out the different evolutionary adap..

Community Patterns

Learn about community patterns and the ecological factors influencing these patterns. Revisit some of the ecosystems you..

dinosaurs
The Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs represented a major turn in the evolutionary development of organisms on Earth. The first dinosaurs were presu..

Peppered moth ("Biston betularia") melanic and light form
Examples of Natural Selection

Darwin's Finches are an example of natural selection in action. They are an excellent example of the way species' gene p..

Chemical effects on plant growth and development
Effect of Chemicals on Growth & Development in Organisms

Plants and animals need elements, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium for proper growth and developme..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics