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atony

 [at´ah-ne]
lack of normal tone or strength; flaccidity. adj., adj aton´ic.

at·o·ny

(at'ŏ-nē),
Relaxation, flaccidity, or lack of tone or tension.
Synonym(s): atonia, atonicity
[G. atonia, languor]

atony

/at·o·ny/ (at´ah-ne) lack of normal tone or strength; flaccidity.aton´ic

atony

(ăt′ə-nē, ăt′n-ē)
n.
Lack of normal muscle tone.

atony

See atonic.

at·o·ny

(at'ŏ-nē)
Relaxation, flaccidity, or lack of tone or tension.
Synonym(s): atonia.
[G. atonia, languor]

atony

Sustained abnormal relaxation of muscle. Lack of muscular tone or contractile tendency. Atony of the uterus prevents its normal reduction in size after delivery of the baby and placenta and leads to bleeding which is often serious.

at·o·ny

(at'ŏ-nē)
Relaxation, flaccidity, or lack of tone or tension.
[G. atonia, languor]

atony

see atonia.

atonia, atony

absence or lack of normal tone.
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There is evidence of differences of opinion about the use of oxytocin at CS in situations of hypovolaemia and hypotension, especially when this situation has arisen as a result of bleeding from uterine atony at CS.
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Unlike other maternal and fetal risk factors that predispose high-risk deliveries, such as abnormal placentation, which can frequently be identified by predelivery imaging and triaged accordingly, uterine atony does not have identifiable antepartum risk factors and cannot be identified before delivery--making it more difficult to detect and treat.
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