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[ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh-]
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adjective Physiology.
  1. influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
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Origin of inotropic

1900–05; < Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + -tropic
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British Dictionary definitions for inotropic


  1. affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heartinotropic drugs
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Word Origin

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


(ĭn′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk, ī′nə-, ē′nə-)
  1. Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle.
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