[mahy-uh-toh-nee-uh] /ˌmaɪ əˈtoʊ ni ə/

noun, Pathology.
tonic muscle spasm or muscular rigidity.
lack of muscle tone, frequently including muscle spasm or rigidity Also called amyotonia

myotonia my·o·to·ni·a (mī’ə-tō’nē-ə)
Delayed relaxation of a muscle after an initial contraction.
my’o·ton’ic (-tŏn’ĭk) adj.


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