hypertonia

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hypertonia

[‚hī·pər′tō·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal increase in muscle tonicity.
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It is worth noting that in patients with ISH the central nervous system is not involved; misdiagnosis of muscle hypertonia at the initial stage of the disease usually leads to stubborn rehabilitation which increases the pain [Chaudhary and Dayal 1995; Aghighi et al.
Descending tracts could possibly contribute to spastic muscle hypertonia, either by monosynaptic excitatory projections to lower motoneurons or indirectly by inhibition of facilitation of interneurons within spinal reflex pathways.
For muscle hypertonia, such as spasticity, the manually performed Ashworth scale is commonly used and easily implemented in the clinical setting [84-85].