[hahy-per-toh-nee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtoʊ ni ə/
increased rigidity, tension, and spasticity of the muscles.
hypertonia hy·per·to·ni·a (hī’pər-tō’nē-ə)
Extreme tension of the muscles or arteries.
[hahy-per-ton-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. Physiology. of or relating to . 2. Physical Chemistry. noting a solution of higher osmotic pressure than another solution with which it is compared (opposed to ). Compare (def 1). /ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk/ adjective 1. (esp of muscles) being in a state of abnormally high tension 2. (of a solution) having […]
- Hypertonic solution
noun any solution with a higher salt concentration than normal body cells so that the water is drawn out of the cells by osmosis; any solution with a higher osmotic pressure than another solution
[tok-sis-i-tee] /tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti/ noun, plural toxicities. 1. the quality, relative degree, or specific degree of being or poisonous: to determine the toxicity of arsenic. /tɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ/ noun 1. the degree of strength of a poison 2. the state or quality of being poisonous 1881, from toxic + -ity. toxicity tox·ic·i·ty (tŏk-sĭs’ĭ-tē) n.
[tok-sik] /ˈtɒk sɪk/ adjective 1. of, pertaining to, affected with, or caused by a or poison: a toxic condition. 2. acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous: a toxic drug. 3. pertaining to or noting debt that will probably not be repaid: toxic mortgages. 4. pertaining to or noting a financial instrument […]