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

agent influencing muscle tissue contractility

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.