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.

Nearby words

  1. cardiosphygmograph,
  2. cardiotachometer,
  3. cardiothoracic,
  4. cardiothoracic ratio,
  5. cardiotomy,
  6. cardiovalvotomy,
  7. cardiovalvulitis,
  8. cardiovalvulotomy,
  9. cardiovascular,
  10. cardiovascular conditioning

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 formscar′di•o•tonic n.


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