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definitions - tonus

tonus (n.)

1.the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli"the doctor tested my tonicity"

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TonusTo"nus (?), n. [L. a sound, tone. See Tone.] (Physiol.) Tonicity, or tone; as, muscular tonus.

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tonus (n.)

tone, tonicity

see also - tonus

tonus (n.)

tonic amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony

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Tonus

                   

Tonus is the Latin equivalent of the English word tone. It is especially used to refer to:

  • Muscle tone, the continuous and passive partial contraction of the muscles
  • Arterial tone, the continuous and passive partial contraction of the arterioles
  • Tonicity, the ability of a solution to cause water movement
  • The Pythagorean interval of 9/8
   
               

 

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