TITLE

tonus

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2203
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "tonus" is presented. It refers to the partial steady contraction of muscle that determines tonicity or firmness.
ACCESSION #
21248866

 

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