cardiotonic

adjective
car·​dio·​ton·​ic | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce cardiotonic (audio) \

Definition of cardiotonic

: tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle

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cardiotonic noun

First Known Use of cardiotonic

1927, in the meaning defined above

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cardiotonic

adjective
car·​dio·​ton·​ic | \ ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈtän-ik How to pronounce cardiotonic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardiotonic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle cardiotonic steroids

cardiotonic

noun

Medical Definition of cardiotonic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cardiotonic substance

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