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inotropic

[ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh-] /ˌi nəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌaɪ nə-/
adjective, Physiology
1.
influencing the contractility of muscular tissue.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek īno- (combining form of ī́s fiber, sinew) + -tropic
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inotropic

/ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk; ˌaɪnə-/
adjective
1.
affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heart: inotropic drugs
Word Origin
C20: from Greek, from is (stem in-) tendon + -tropic
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inotropic in Medicine

inotropic in·o·trop·ic (ĭn'ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk, ī'nə-, ē'nə-)
adj.
Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle.

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