Muscular hypotonia - Definition

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Muscular hypotonia is a loss of muscle tone. The causes of this condition can be either pathological or not. Certain diseases, such as Huntington's disease, athetosis, hemiplegia, or Parkinson's disease can cause muscular hypotonia. This condition can also be induced by medicinal drugs, such as neuroleptics. It is the opposite of muscular hypertonia, which induces an increase in muscle tone.