Exaggerated muscular tonicity on one side of the body. [hemi- + G. hyper, over, + tonos, tone]

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hemi·hy·per·to·nia (hem″e-hi″pər-toґne-ə) [hemi- + hypertonia] increased tone of the muscles of one side, which may result in contractures; sometimes seen after a stroke. Called also hemitonia.

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  • hemitonia — hemi·to·nia (hem″e toґne ə) [hemi + ton + ia] hemihypertonia …   Medical dictionary

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