This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word atony
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atonicity, atony, atonia, amyotonia(noun)
lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
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Lack of muscle tone; flaccidity or atonia
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want of tone; weakness of the system, or of any organ, especially of such as are contractile
Origin: [Gr. slackness; 'a priv. + tone, strength, to stretch: cf. F. atonie.]
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In medicine, atony refers to a muscle that has lost its strength. It is frequently associated with the conditions atonic seizure, atonic colon, uterine atony, gastrointestinal atony and choreatic atonia.
Atony can also refer to the paralyzed or extremely relaxed state of skeletal muscles in rapid eye movement sleep in most warm-blooded animals.