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inotropic

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adjective ino·tro·pic \ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik, ˌī-nə-, -ˈträ-\

Definition of inotropic

  1. :  increasing or decreasing the force of muscular contractions <an inotropic drug>



Origin of inotropic

International Scientific Vocabulary ino- (from Greek in-, is sinew) + -tropic


First Known Use: 1903


Medical Dictionary

inotropic

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adjective ino·tro·pic \ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik, ˌī-nə-, -ˈträp-ik\

Medical Definition of inotropic

  1. :  influencing muscular contractility :  increasing or decreasing the force of muscular contractions <digitalis is a positive inotropic agent>




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