[ ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh- ]
/ ˌi nəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌaɪ nə- /
influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
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Origin of inotropic
1900–05; <Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + -tropic
Words nearby inotropic
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British Dictionary definitions for inotropic
/ (ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk, ˌaɪnə-) /
affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heartinotropic drugs
Word Origin for inotropic
C20: from Greek, from is (stem in-) tendon + -tropic
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Medical definitions for inotropic
[ ĭn′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, ī′nə-, ē′nə- ]
Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle.
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