Exerting a favorable, so-called tonic effect upon the action of the heart; usually intended to indicate increased force of contraction. [cardio- + G. tonos, tension]

* * *

car·dio·ton·ic .kärd-ē-ō-'tän-ik adj tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle <\cardiotonic steroids>
cardiotonic n a cardiotonic substance

* * *

car·dio·ton·ic (kahr″de-o-tonґik) 1. having a tonic effect on the heart. 2. an agent that has a tonic effect on the heart.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cardiotonic — CARDIOTÓNIC, Ă, cardiotonici, ce, adj., s.n. (Medicament) care stimulează inima, întărindu i forţa de contracţie şi normalizându i ritmul bătăilor. [pr.: di o ] – Din fr. cardiotonique. Trimis de valeriu, 13.08.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  cardiotónic… …   Dicționar Român

  • cardiotonic — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|tänik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cardi + tonic : tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle II. noun ( s) : a cardiotonic substance * * * /kahr dee oh ton ik/, Med. adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardiotonic — adjective Date: 1927 tending to increase the tonus of heart muscle • cardiotonic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cardiotonic — /kahr dee oh ton ik/, Med. adj. 1. having a tonic effect on the action of the heart. n. 2. a cardiotonic substance. [1935 40; CARDIO + TONIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cardiotonic — adjective That has a favourable (tonic) effect on the action of the heart …   Wiktionary

  • cardiotònic — car|di|o|tò|nic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • cardiotonic — adj. having a tonic influence on the heart, increasing the heart s action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardiotonic — car·dio·ton·ic …   English syllables

  • cardiotonic —    A substance that strengthens or regulates heart metabolism without overt stimulation or depression. It may increase coronary blood supply, normalize coronary enervation, relax peripheral arteries (thereby decreasing back pressure on the… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • C41H64O13 — digitoxin dig i*tox in (d[i^]j [i^]*t[o^]k s[i^]n), n. (Chem.) A steroid glycoside, one of the cardiotonic chemical substances which is extracted from the foxglove. It is a white, crystalline substance ({C41H64O13}), and is a 3 substituted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”