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Atonic Colon

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Updated March 27, 2009

Definition: Lack of normal muscle tone or strength in the colon. The cause of atonic colon is often unknown. Hirschsprung's disease can cause atonic colon but is relatively rare. It may result in chronic constipation.
Pronunciation: ay-TAW-nik KOH-lun
Also Known As: Lazy colon
Common Misspellings: Atomic colon
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