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(Science: neurology) a lack of normal tone or strength.

Origin: L. Atonia, gr. Tonos = tension

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The removing of the cerebellum is compatible with life, but in the first weeks after removal causes atony(lack of muscular tonus), astazia(you can not hold your balance without a large support) and asthenia(fast muscular fatigue). The functions of the cerebellum are gradually ...

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by MrMistery
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: the brain
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