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atony


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atony  \At"o*ny\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  slackness;  'a  priv.  +  ?  tone, 
  strength,  ?  to  stretch:  cf  F.  atonie.]  (Med.) 
  Want  of  tone;  weakness  of  the  system,  or  of  any  organ, 
  especially  of  such  as  are  contractile. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atony 
  n  :  lack  of  normal  muscular  tension  or  tonus  [syn:  {atonicity}, 
  {atonia},  {amyotonia}]  [ant:  {tonicity}] 




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