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isotonic

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adjective iso·ton·ic \ˌī-sə-ˈtän-ik\

Medical Definition of isotonic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or exhibiting equal osmotic pressure <isotonic solutions>—compare hypertonic 2, hypotonic 2

  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

isotonically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
isotonicity \-tō-ˈnis-ət-ē\play noun plural isotonicities



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