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atony

[′at·ən·ē]
(medicine)
Absence or extremely low degree of tonus.
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pelvic trusting, desynchronized limb movements, atonic behavior) that is comparable with that documented in other countries.
In our study, only 4 of 33 cases were because of atonic postpartum hemorrhage and none of them had DIC.
In the study of Pedl et all the authors described good results with doses near 150 Gy in three patient, that had intractable epilepsy (One had multifocal epilepsy with atonic, tonicoclonic, and atypical absence seizures and two had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) treated by means of Gama Knife, from 1992 to 1995, showing that radiosurgery would be an promising method (40).
These patients included postpartum hemorrhage due to atonic uterus, ruptured uterus, genital tract tears and morbidly adherent placenta.
Studies from other tertiary care centers in India, (15) the UK, (18) and Turkey (16) also revealed atonic postpartum hemorrhage to be the most common indication for EOH.
Atonic rumen, suspended regurgitation, slightly elevated temperature (103[degrees]F-103.
Health Ministry hospital affairs assistant under-secretary Dr Waleed Al Manea, who has pledged to look into the complaint, said it could have been a case of atonic uterus in which the organ fails to contract after delivery, but did not want to make an assessment until the probe was completed.
One type, generalized seizures, includes generalized tonic-clonic seizures (formerly called "grand mal" seizures), tonic seizures, atonic seizures, or absence seizures (formerly called "petit mal" seizures).
A mild deficiency of zinc during a pregnancy could cause increased maternal morbidity, abnormal taste sensation, prolonged gestation, inefficient labor, atonic bleeding, and an increased risk to fetuses (Jameson, 1993).
A confirmed case was defined as a probable case with a documented nodding episode that was either observed and recorded by a trained health-care worker, videotaped, or documented with video electroencephalography or electromyography as atonic seizures (Table 1).
This remedy has been very useful in cases where atonic constipation has resulted from the overuse of laxatives.
A Drop Attack or Atonic seizure can also be associated with injury after the body instantaneously becomes limp, leading to physical trauma when the individual falls suddenly to the ground.