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cardiotonic

 [kahr″de-o-ton´ik]
1. having a tonic effect on the heart.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·di·o·ton·ic

(kar'dē-ō-ton'ik),
Exerting a favorable, so-called tonic effect on the action of the heart; usually intended to indicate increased force of contraction.
[cardio- + G. tonos, tension]
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cardiotonic

adjective Referring to a tonic effect on the heart noun An agent with said effect–eg, digitalis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

car·di·o·ton·ic

(kahr'dē-ō-ton'ik)
Exerting a favorable, so-called tonic effect on the action of the heart; usually intended to indicate increased force of contraction.
[cardio- + G. tonos, tension]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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