Isotonic



[ahy-suh-ton-ik] /ˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk/

adjective
1.
Also, isosmotic. Physical Chemistry. noting or pertaining to solutions characterized by equal osmotic pressure.
Compare (def 2), (def 2).
2.
Physiology.

3.
Music. of or characterized by equal tones.
/ˌaɪsəʊˈtɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
(physiol) (of two or more muscles) having equal tension
2.
(of a drink) designed to replace the fluid and salts lost from the body during strenuous exercise
3.
Also isosmotic. (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressure Compare hypertonic, hypotonic
4.
(music) of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale: isotonic tuning
adj.

1828, from Greek isotonos “of level pitch; equally stretched,” from iso- (see iso-) + tonos (see tenet).

isotonic i·so·ton·ic (ī’sə-tŏn’ĭk)
adj.

i’so·to·nic’i·ty (-tə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.

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