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Definition 1: the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli - [noun denoting state]

Samples where tonus or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor tested my tonicity

Synonyms for tonus in the sense of this definition

(tonus is a kind of ...) the physical condition of being stretched or strained

"it places great tension on the leg muscles" "he could feel the tenseness of her body"

(... is a kind of tonus ) extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia

(... is a kind of tonus ) normal tonicity of the muscles

"exercise improves muscle tone"

(... is a kind of tonus ) abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction

(... is a kind of tonus ) (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic

(... is a kind of tonus ) (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic

(tonus belongs to category ...) animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells

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