: lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ
Examples of atony in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe most common reason for postpartum hemorrhage is uterine atony, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 30 July 2019 Bleeding during or after childbirth: Uterine complications during or after childbirth, like when the organ doesn’t contract properly after the baby is out (this is known as uterine atony), can lead to severe hemorrhaging.
Zahra Barnes, SELF, 14 Feb. 2018
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