inotrope

(redirected from Inotropic state)

in·o·trope

(in'ō-trōp),
A substance that alters the force of muscular contraction.
[ino- + G. tropos, a turning, change]

inotropic

(ē″nŏ″trō′pik, ī″nŏ-) [Gr. inos, fiber + -tropic]
1. Influencing the force of muscular contractility.
2. An agent that influences the force of muscular contraction. inotrope (ē′nŏ-trōp″, ī″nŏ) inotropism (ē″trō′pizm)

negatively inotropic

Pert. to an agent that weakens the force of muscular contraction.

positively inotropic

Pert. to an agent that strengthens the force of muscular contraction.

inotrope

a drug with positive inotropic effects, e.g. dobutamine, digitalis, milrinone.
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Previously, hyperthyroid cats have demonstrated an increased fractional shortening, which was related to an augmented inotropic state (BOND et al.