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hypertonic

 [hi″per-ton´ik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by an increased tonicity or tension.
2. having an osmotic pressure greater than that of the solution with which it is compared.

hy·per·ton·ic

(hī'pĕr-ton'ik),
1. Having a greater degree of tension. Synonym(s): spastic (1)
2. Having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution, which is ordinarily assumed to be blood plasma or interstitial fluid; more specifically, refers to a fluid in which cells shrink.
Synonym(s): hyperisotonic

hypertonic

/hy·per·ton·ic/ (-ton´ik)
1. denoting increased tone or tension.
2. denoting a solution having greater osmotic pressure than the solution with which it is compared.

hypertonic

(hī′pər-tŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Physiology Having extreme muscular or arterial tension.
2. Chemistry Having the higher osmotic pressure of two solutions.

hy′per·to·nic′i·ty (-tə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

hypertonic

[hī′pərton′ik]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + tonos, stretching
1 adj, pertaining to a solution that causes cells to shrink.
2 n, a solution that increases the degree of osmotic pressure on a semipermeable membrane. Compare hypotonic, isotonic.

hy·per·ton·ic

(hī'pĕr-tŏn'ik)
1. Having a greater degree of tension.
Synonym(s): spastic (1) .
2. Having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution, which is ordinarily assumed to be blood plasma or interstitial fluid; more specifically, refers to a fluid in which cells shrink.
Synonym(s): hyperisotonic.

hypertonic

Of a solution having a higher concentration of membrane-impermeable particles than normal extracellular fluid.

hypertonic

see HYPOTONIC.

hy·per·ton·ic

(hī'pĕr-ton'ik)
1. Having a greater degree of tension.
Synonym(s): spastic (1) .
2. Having a greater osmotic pressure than a reference solution.

hypertonic (hī´purton´ik),

adj having an osmotic pressure greater than that of the solution with which it is compared.

hypertonic

1. pertaining to or characterized by an increased tonicity or tension.
2. having an osmotic pressure greater than that of the solution with which it is compared.

hypertonic dehydration
occurs when the body loss or deprivation is of water only, i.e. there is no electrolyte loss.
hypertonic saline test