Definitions for "Hypertonicity"
Keywords:  spacticity
A spastic or “tight” muscle. For example, the muscle knots that you feel in your neck and shoulders are hypertonic or spastic muscles. Parkinson's Disease is an example of hypertonic muscles.
An increase in muscle tone or muscle tension.
Extreme tension of the muscles.
(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
A term used to describe a solution in which the solute is found in higher than normal concentrations. A hypertonic saline solution contains elevated levels of salt.
Keywords:  muscular, tissue
(of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic