What does atony mean?

Definitions for atonyˈæt n i; əˈtoʊ ni ə, eɪˈtoʊ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atonicity, atony, atonia, amyotonia(noun)

    lack of normal muscular tension or tonus


  1. atony(Noun)

    Lack of muscle tone; flaccidity or atonia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atony(noun)

    want of tone; weakness of the system, or of any organ, especially of such as are contractile

  2. Origin: [Gr. slackness; 'a priv. + tone, strength, to stretch: cf. F. atonie.]


  1. Atony

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atony

    at′on-i, n. want of tone or energy: debility: relaxation.—adj. At′onic (pros.), without tone: unaccented. [Gr. atoniaa, neg., tonos, tone, strength. See Tone.]

Anagrams for atony »

  1. ayont

  2. Tonya


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atony in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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