hypotonia

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  • noun

Synonyms for hypotonia

(of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic

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Washington, May 26 (ANI): Australian researchers have successfully treated mice with a devastating muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome.
The research, published online today in the Journal of Cell Biology, reveals how a team at the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) has restored muscle function in mice with one type of Floppy Baby Syndrome - a congenital myopathy disorder that causes babies to be born without the ability to properly use their muscles.
The mice with Floppy Baby Syndrome were only expected to live for about nine days, but we managed to cure them so they were born with normal muscle function, allowing them to live naturally and very actively into old age," she said.
SMA - or floppy baby syndrome - leaves children with little or no control of their movements.