[ dis-toh-nee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈtoʊ ni ə /
abnormal tone of any tissue.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dystoniadys·ton·ic [dis-ton-ik], /dɪsˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby dystonia
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British Dictionary definitions for dystonia
/ (dɪsˈtəʊnɪə) /
a neurological disorder, caused by disease of the basal ganglia, in which the muscles of the trunk, shoulders, and neck go into spasm, so that the head and limbs are held in unnatural positions
Word Origin for dystonia
from dys- + -tonia from Greek tonos tension, from teinen to stretch
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Medical definitions for dystonia
[ dĭs-tō′nē-ə ]
Abnormal tonicity of tissue.
Other words from dystoniadys•ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.
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