Definitions for atonyˈæt n i; əˈtoʊ ni ə, eɪˈtoʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
at•o•nyˈæt n i; əˈtoʊ ni ə, eɪˈtoʊ-(n.)
lack of tone or energy; muscular weakness, esp. in a contractile organ.
lack of stress accent.
Origin of atony:
1685–95; < LL atonia < Gk, der. of átonos unaccented, languid, lit., toneless. See a -6, tone
atonicity, atony, atonia, amyotonia(noun)
lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
Lack of muscle tone; flaccidity or atonia
want of tone; weakness of the system, or of any organ, especially of such as are contractile
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.
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