Definition of Cardiotonic

1. Adjective. That has a favourable (tonic) effect on the action of the heart ¹

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Definition of Cardiotonic

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Medical Definition of Cardiotonic

1. 1. Having a tonic effect on the heart. 2. An agent that has a tonic effect on the heart. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cardiotonic

cardiothoracic ratio
cardiotonic (current term)
cardiotonic agent
cardiotoxic myolysis
cardiovascular agents
cardiovascular deconditioning
cardiovascular disease

Literary usage of Cardiotonic

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"It never causes gastric or renal irritation; it is a cardiotonic, and not a depressant; and, ... is equally useful as a harmless Febrifuge and cardiotonic. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... the failing myocardium, without suspicion of the underlying primary cause. After the heart has been strengthened, however, by rest, diet and cardiotonic ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"This is the cardiotonic dose; it has no diuretic or true cardiac action, and may be continued for weeks or months with intermissions at intervals of from ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"cardiotonic Usually refers to a drug that can affect the force of contraction of the heart muscle. CAROTID Designating, of, or near either of the two ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"cardiotonic remedies should be administered if cardiac weakness is present. Literature. Bredo, Ann., 1897. 31. — Kroon, Holl. Z., 1899. 38S. ..."

6. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"... 54 claimed to have detected in it a cardiotonic lipoid. Again, it has long been believed that the adrenal cortices are capable of exerting a pronounced ..."

7. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1922)
"... but one ought to have special recourse to this method when the cardiotonic and vasoconstrictor influence is desirable. In this connection I will show ..."

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