Definition of "myotonia" []

  • Tonic spasm or temporary rigidity of one or more muscles, often characteristic of various muscular disorders. (noun)

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Use "myotonia" in a sentence
  • "In short, these goats seize up when they get excited due to a quirk in their genetics, called myotonia congenita ."
  • "The reason that fainting goats faint is that they have a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita."
  • "Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America Myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2 (DM1 and DM2) are forms of muscular dystrophy that share similar clinical and molecular manifestations, such as myotonia, muscle weakness, cardiac anomalies, cataracts, and the presence of defined RNA-containing foci in muscle nuclei."