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myotonia


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n. a disorder of the muscle fibres that results in abnormally prolonged contractions. The patient has difficulty in relaxing a movement (e.g. his grip) after any vigorous effort. It is a feature of a hereditary condition starting in infancy or early childhood (myotonia congenita) and of a form of muscular dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica).

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