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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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