What FLOPPY INFANT SYNDROME - ALSO KNOWN AS HYPOTONIA OR INFANTILE HYPOTONIA means: Floppy Infant Syndrome - also known as hypotonia or infantile hypotonia, a condition of abnormally low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle), often involving reduced muscle strength. Hypotonia is not a specific medical disorder, but a potential manifestation of many different diseases and disorders that affect motor nerve control by the brain or muscle strength. Motor skills delay is often observed, along with hypermobile or hyperflexible joints, drooling and speech difficulties, poor reflexes, decreased strength, decreased activity tolerance, rounded shoulder posture, with leaning onto supports, and poor attention and motivation.
- Definition Fabry Disease:
- Dictionary caused by the lack of or faulty enzyme needed to metabolize lipids, fat-like substances that include oils, waxes, and fatty acids. The enzyme is known as ceramide trihexosidase, also called alpha floppy infant syndrome - also known as hypotonia or infantile hypotonia.
- Definition Foot Drop:
- Dictionary deficit in turning the ankle and toes upward. Conditions leading to foot drop may be neurologic, muscular or anatomic in origin, often with significant overlap. Foot drop is characterized by steppage floppy infant syndrome - also known as hypotonia or infantile hypotonia.
- Definition Friedreich'S Ataxia:
- Dictionary Ataxia - an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from gait disturbance and speech problems to heart disease. Symptoms usually begin floppy infant syndrome - also known as hypotonia or infantile hypotonia.
- Definition Fibromuscular Dysplasia - (FMD):
- Dictionary Dysplasia - (FMD) is an arterial disease of unknown etiology typically affecting the medium and large arteries of young to middle-aged women. In individuals with FMD, the walls of one or more floppy infant syndrome - also known as hypotonia or infantile hypotonia.