atonicity


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a·ton·ic

 (ā-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Not accented: an atonic syllable.
2. Medicine Relating to, caused by, or exhibiting lack of muscle tone.
n.
A word, syllable, or sound that is unaccented.

[From Greek atonos; see atony.]

at′o·nic′i·ty (ăt′ə-nĭs′ĭ-tē, ăt′n-ĭs-) n.
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atonicity, atony

lack of tone or tonus in the body; poor muscular condition. Cf. tonicity.atonic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atonicity - lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
tonicity, tonus, tone - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
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After delivery of the fetus and placenta, atonicity of the uterus led to haemorrhage; compression sutures were inserted and uterine artery ligation was performed.
[2] Atonicity of the uterus is the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage.
Mean blood loss and maternal complications such as atonicity of the uterus were not statistically significant in the two groups.