inotropic

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

Definition of inotropic

:increasing or decreasing the force of muscular contractions
  • an inotropic drug

Origin and Etymology of inotropic

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


Medical Dictionary

inotropic

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

medical Definition of inotropic

:influencing muscular contractility :increasing or decreasing the force of muscular contractions
  • digitalis is a positive inotropic agent

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