[ kahr-dee-oh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈtɒn ɪk /
having a tonic effect on the action of the heart.
a cardiotonic substance.
- cardiothoracic ratio,
- cardiovascular conditioning
Origin of cardiotonic
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[ kär′dē-ō-tŏn′ĭk ]
Relating to or having a favorable effect upon the action of the heart.
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