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atony

 [at´ah-ne]
lack of normal tone or strength; flaccidity. adj., adj aton´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

at·o·ny

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

Atony Neurology Lack of normal tone or strength
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at·o·ny

(at'ŏ-nē)
Relaxation, flaccidity, or lack of tone or tension.
Synonym(s): atonia.
[G. atonia, languor]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Besides rapid eye movement, one of the features of REM is muscle atonia, which means the muscle activity is inhibited, except middle ear muscle activity and eye movement.
Pero, por otra parte, se repite aquel matiz de desistimiento y distraccion--a los que nos referiamos al principio de este trabajo como "abulia", "atonia"--luego de una mudanza: "Nos vinimos a la quinta donde fantaseaba con escribir al sol, terminar los trabajos empezados, desatarme un poco de las cosas que me traban.
REM sleep behavior disorder and REM sleep without atonia as early manifestation of degenerative neurological disease.
Pharmacologically induced/exacerbated restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements of sleep, and REM behavior disorder/REM sleep without atonia: literature review, qualitative scoring, and comparative analysis.
(7) La asociacion de los sujetos femeninos con el tedio y la atonia de la sociedad provinciana es una constante en la obra de Lopez, tal como queda explicitado en poemas como "Postura dificil": "Siento el paisaje.
RBD is characterized by excessive motor activity and absence of atonia during REM sleep [2].
E na fase de sono REM que ocorre essencialmente a inibicao completa do tono do musculo esqueletico (atonia), obtendo-se relaxamento, com os padroes de EEG semelhantes as obtidas durante a vigilia.