isotonic


iso·ton·ic

adjective \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-nik\

Definition of ISOTONIC

1
:  of, relating to, or being muscular contraction in the absence of significant resistance, with marked shortening of muscle fibers, and without great increase in muscle tone — compare isometric
2
:  isosmotic —used of solutions
iso·ton·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
iso·to·nic·i·ty \-tō-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

Origin of ISOTONIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1891

iso·ton·ic

adjective \ˌī-sə-ˈtän-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ISOTONIC

1
: of, relating to, or exhibiting equal osmotic pressure <isotonic solutions>—compare hypertonic 2, hypotonic 2
2
: of, relating to, or being muscular contraction in the absence of significant resistance, with marked shortening of muscle fibers, and without great increase in muscle tone—compare isometric 2
iso·ton·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
iso·to·nic·i·ty \-tō-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun, plural iso·to·nic·i·ties

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