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Hypotonia

Hypotonia

Hypotonia is a state of reduced muscle tone, usually related to the skeletal muscles. Because a person's muscles tend to strengthen naturally with age, hypotonia may become milder with time.

Last Revised: July 1, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

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