[ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh-]
- influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
Origin of inotropic
1900–05; < Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + -tropic
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- affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heartinotropic drugs
C20: from Greek, from is (stem in-) tendon + -tropic
inotropic(ĭn′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, ī′nə-, ē′nə-)
- Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle.
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