dystonia

[dis-toh-nee-uh]

Origin of dystonia

Related formsdys·ton·ic [dis-ton-ik] /dɪsˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dystonic

dystonia

noun
  1. 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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dystonic in Medicine

dystonia

[dĭs-tōnē-ə]
n.
  1. Abnormal tonicity of tissue.
Related formsdys•tonic (-tŏnĭk) adj.
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