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Descriptor in English: Muscle Tonus
Descriptor in Spanish: Tono Muscular
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tono Muscular
Descriptor in French: Tonus musculaire
Entry term(s): Muscle Tension
Muscle Tightness
Muscular Tension
Tension, Muscle
Tension, Muscular
Tightness, Muscle
Tonus, Muscle
Tree number(s): G11.427.565
Scope note: The state of activity or tension of a muscle beyond that related to its physical properties, that is, its active resistance to stretch. In skeletal muscle, tonus is dependent upon efferent innervation. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 72(70)
See also the descriptors: Dystonia MeSH
Muscle Hypertonia MeSH
Muscle Hypotonia MeSH
DeCS UI: 9323
Descriptor UI: D009129
Date Established: 1972/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Muscle Tonus - Preferred
Concept UI M0014244
Scope note The state of activity or tension of a muscle beyond that related to its physical properties, that is, its active resistance to stretch. In skeletal muscle, tonus is dependent upon efferent innervation. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Preferred term Muscle Tonus
Entry term(s) Muscle Tension
Muscle Tightness
Muscular Tension
Tension, Muscle
Tension, Muscular
Tightness, Muscle
Tonus, Muscle



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