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.

Current as of: May 12, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics