cardiotonic

[ kahr-dee-oh-ton-ik ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈtɒn ɪk /
Medicine/Medical

adjective

having a tonic effect on the action of the heart.

noun

a cardiotonic substance.

Origin of cardiotonic

First recorded in 1935–40; cardio- + tonic
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Medicine definitions for cardiotonic

cardiotonic

[ kär′dē-ō-tŏnĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or having a favorable effect upon the action of the heart.

Related forms

car′di•o•tonic n.
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