Division of the distribution of tone in the muscles. [schizo- + G. tonos, tension, tone]

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schizo·to·nia (skiz″o-toґne-ə) [schizo- + ton- + -ia] division of the influx of tone to the muscles, so that, for instance, in the upper limbs the flexors become hypertonic, while in the lower limbs the extensors become hypertonic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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