inotropic


ino·tro·pic

adjective \ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik, ˌī-nə-, -ˈträ-\

Definition of INOTROPIC

:  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

ino·tro·pic

adjective \ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik, ˌī-nə-, -ˈträp-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INOTROPIC

: relating to or influencing the force of muscular contractions <digitalis is a positive inotropic agent>

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