[ hahy-per-toh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtoʊ ni ə /

noun Pathology.

increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles.

Origin of hypertonia

First recorded in 1835–45; hyper- + -tonia
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Medical definitions for hypertonia

[ hī′pər-tōnē-ə ]


Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
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