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cardiotonic

[kahr-dee-oh-ton-ik]Medicine/Medical
adjective
  1. having a tonic effect on the action of the heart.
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noun
  1. a cardiotonic substance.
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Origin of cardiotonic

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

cardiotonic

(kär′dē-ō-tŏnĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to or having a favorable effect upon the action of the heart.
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Related formscar′di•o•tonic n.
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