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inotropic

[ ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh- ]

adjective

, Physiology.
  1. influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.


inotropic

/ ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk; ˌaɪnə- /

adjective

  1. affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heart

    inotropic drugs



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Word History and Origins

Origin of inotropic1

1900–05; < Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + -tropic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of inotropic1

C20: from Greek, from is (stem in- ) tendon + -tropic

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