Definition of dystonic in English:

dystonic

adjective

Medicine
  • See dystonia

    • ‘The little girl has dystonic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which means she is confined to a wheelchair and needs 24-hour care.’
    • ‘Overdose can cause dystonic reactions and hepatotoxicity.’
    • ‘The dystonic twisted posture of his neck had become so bad that he could only ‘look at the world on his right side.’’
    • ‘Patients with primarily dystonic rather than choreoatheotoid dyskinesia responded best.’
    • ‘In this context it is worth noting that until quite recent times neurologists considered dystonic syndromes to be of psychiatric, functional, or non-organic origin.’

Pronunciation

dystonic

/dɪsˈtɒnɪk/