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 for atony
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of normal muscular tension or tonus [syn: atonicity,
           atony, atonia, amyotonia] [ant: tone, tonicity,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "atony":
     adynamia, anemia, blah feeling, bloodlessness, cachexia, cachexy,
     cowardice, debilitation, debility, dullness, etiolation, faintness,
     fatigue, feebleness, flabbiness, flaccidity, impotence,
     languishment, languor, lassitude, listlessness, prostration,
     sluggishness, softness, strengthlessness, weakliness, weakness,

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