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inotropic

 [in″o-trop´ik]
affecting the force of muscular contractions.

in·o·tro·pic

(in'ō-trop'ik),
Influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
[ino- + G. tropos, a turning]

inotropic

/in·o·tro·pic/ (in´o-tro″pik) affecting the force of muscular contractions.

inotropic

(ē′nə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk, ī′nə-)
adj.
Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle: an inotropic drug.

inotropic

[in′ōtrop′ik]
Etymology: Gk, inos, fiber, trope, turning
pertaining to the force or energy of muscular contractions, particularly those of the heart. An inotropic agent increases myocardial contractility.

in·o·tro·pic

(in'ō-trō'pik)
Influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
[ino- + G. tropos, a turning]

inotropic

Influencing the force or speed of muscular contractility. Inotropic agents, such as dobutamine and dopamine are used to improve the output of the heart in the treatment of HEART FAILURE and sometimes in acute circulatory failure (SHOCK).

inotropic

affecting or controlling the strength of heart contractions. For example, chemicals that increase the force of contraction have a positive inotropic effect.

inotropic (īˈ·n·trōˑ·pik),

adj regarding muscle contraction, particularly the contraction of cardiac muscle.

inotropic

affecting the force of muscular contractions; commonly applied to drugs that increase contractility of cardiac muscle, e.g. digitalis glycosides.
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