hypertonus


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(of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic

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Physical therapists may also use a pelvic wand, such as the Therawand, for women who have hypertonus of the pelvic musculature.
Hypertonus of the hind limbs including the phalanges was present, resulting in a resting position on the pelvis with cranially extended legs and dorsal flexion of the tail.
Physical fatigue might be related to muscle weakness, deconditioning, muscle hypertonus and respiratory muscle weakness that lead to higher energy consumption during activity (38).
At neurologic examination it was noted: instability in Romberg's posture, inaccuracy at performance of locomotor tests, smoothness nasolabial fold at the left, tongue deviation to the right, hypertonus of muscles of extremities, tendinous hyperreflexia.
In a recent meta analysis, intravaginal misoprostol caused increased incidence of uterine hypertonus and some increase in the risk of fetal distress which was not statistically significant17.
Symptoms such as hesitancy, urgency, frequency, or incomplete emptying, constipation, and rectal fissures can also suggest hypertonus pelvic floor muscles.
It has been proposed that the initial traumatic event causes a muscular hypertonus, which leads to inadequate circulation, which then enhances pain.
Twelve of the 21 women also were treated with yeast suppressive therapy, and 14 underwent physical therapy for levator muscle hypertonus, noted Dr.
This trend was confirmed in a logistic regression analysis after adjusting for age, diabetes, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertonus, and family history of cardiovascular disease after stratification for gender.
Female patients with hypertonus of the pelvic musculature can experience pain; burning in the clitoris, urethra, vagina, or anus; constipation; urinary frequency and urgency; and dyspareunia.
In 1987, a 57-year-old woman was hospitalized for gait ataxia, dysarthria, dizziness, and bilateral hypertonus 43 months following a posterior fossa decompression and cervical vertebrae level 1 laminectomy, which included placement of a LYODURA[R] graft to correct an Arnold-Chiari malformation and syringomyelia.
During this period, the quality of anaesthesia was judged by observing various excitatory signs like hypertonus, spontaneous movement; twitching, tremor, cough, hiccup and laryngospasm and corrected if they occurred.