isotonic

adjective iso·ton·ic \ 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

isotonically

play \ˌī-sə-ˈtä-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

isotonicity

play \ˌī-sə-tō-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

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isotonic

adjective iso·ton·ic \ ˌī-sə-ˈtän-ik \

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

isotonically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

isotonicity

play \-tō-ˈnis-ət-ē\ noun, plural -ties

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