Atony



Pathology. lack of tone or energy; muscular weakness, especially in a contractile organ.
Phonetics. lack of stress accent.
Historical Examples

The last writer especially distinguishes clearly between dilatation due to stenosis and that due to atony.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The muscle of the bowel is in a state of fatty degeneration, and atony and dilatation of the gut follow.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

atony and hyperactivity may be overcome by appropriate educational remedies which we will now discuss.
Montessori Elementary Materials Maria Montessori

His nerve-principle was supposed to produce spasms and atony, either actively or passively.
An Epitome of the History of Medicine Roswell Park

As for myself, I have not got rid of my atony—for such is my illness.
Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos (Vol. 2 of 2) Henri Mouhot

atony: the child does not move; he cannot stand; he cannot sit upright nor execute any movement whatever.
Montessori Elementary Materials Maria Montessori

atony of the muscular walls of the stomach may be a part of general muscular weakness and impaired nutrition.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The patient is unable to empty the bladder, and the condition of atony gets increasingly worse.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1 Various

atony, at′on-i, n. want of tone or energy: debility: relaxation.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

atony of the muscularis of the intestine is admittedly the direct cause, in most instances, of constipation.
The Electric Bath George M. Schweig

noun
(pathol) lack of normal tone or tension, as in muscles; abnormal relaxation of a muscle
(phonetics) lack of stress or accent on a syllable or word

atony at·o·ny (āt’ə-nē, āt’n-ē) or a·to·ni·a (ā-tō’nē-ə)
n.
Lack of normal tone or tension; flaccidity.

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