Definition of hypertonicity in US English:



  • See hypertonic

    • ‘The hypothesis of the study was that acupuncture would reduce muscle hypertonicity in children with cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘This vicious cycle forces the fissure open and prevents healing, which in turn exacerbates the sphincter hypertonicity.’
    • ‘Infant colic is characterized by excessive and inconsolable crying, hypertonicity, and wakefulness, mainly in the evening.’
    • ‘The hypertonicity of the radiopaque agent draws fluid into the bowel to facilitate passage and expulsion of the tenacious meconium.’
    • ‘Perineal biofeedback may be particularly effective when there is presumed hypertonicity of the pelvic floor muscles.’