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a·ton·ic

(ă-ton'ik),
Relaxed; without normal tone or tension.

atonic

(ā-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Medicine Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.

at′o·nic′i·ty (ăt′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē, ăt′n-ĭs-) n.

atonic

[əton′ik]
1 weak.
2 lacking normal tone, as in the case of a muscle that is flaccid.
3 lacking vigor, such as an atonic ulcer, which heals slowly. atony [at′onē] , n.

a·ton·ic

(ā-ton'ik)
Relaxed; without normal tone or tension.

atonic

lacking normal muscle tone

a·ton·ic

(ā-ton'ik)
Relaxed; without normal tone or tension.

atonic,

adj lacking rigidity or regular tone.

atonic

lacking in tone.

atonic constipation
constipation caused by atony of the colon.
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Thus, PNES should be contemplated when a patient is a female who has frequent seizures, the semiology of which features uncoordinated out-of-phase movements or prolonged atonic behavior; who has a history of abuse or other trauma; and whose seizures are unresponsive to a variety of anticonvulsants and are typically triggered by stressful interpersonal events.
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But, most commonly, Tom suffers atonic seizures, where he just falls to the ground because every muscle in his body relaxes.