inotropic

adjective
ino·​tro·​pic | \ ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce inotropic (audio) , ˌī-nə-, -ˈträ-\

Definition of inotropic

: increasing or decreasing the force of muscular contractions … the long-term effect of this type of positive inotropic agent on the survival of patients with chronic heart failure has not been determined.— Milton Packer et al.

First Known Use of inotropic

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inotropic

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

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inotropic

adjective
ino·​tro·​pic | \ ˌē-nə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce inotropic (audio) , ˌī-nə- How to pronounce inotropic (audio) , -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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