dystonia

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dystonia

[di′stōn·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Disorder or lack of muscle tonicity.
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Beccy, who is originally from Quinton, hasn't met any other sufferers of distonia but said her doctor was impressed that she was capable of running marathons.
A sumaria apresentacao de duas maneiras diversas de admitir as relacoes comunicacao-educacao, sendo uma recoberta de limitacoes de carater moral, e outra posta sob angulacao politico-pragmatica, voltada a uma praxis ocupada em superar distonias da nacionalidade, revelam como existem entendimentos nem sempre convergentes quando se trata de apreender a presenca dos meios de comunicacao e suas mensagens na vida social.
Al contempo, tuttavia, la sintesi storica si apre a schegge analitiche dedicate alle donne-poeta che intersecano scuole, correnti e diatribe letterarie, reagendo in sintonia o distonia al clima culturale della loro epoca.
Among the criteria that have oriented the choices, essentially in the attempt to satisfy demands of "representativity" of the usable dialects (along with the metropolitan dialects, one must consider the very numerous idiomatic variations present in all Italian linguistic areas), over the strictly critical ones of selection and the socioanthropological ones, though rich in analytic developments, has prevailed the personal motivation of a psychological nature: a loving syntony or distonia with the selected authors, but syntony and distonia in any case held up by the perspicuous ideological novelty and the profound alarmed search for expressive values evidenced by the texts.