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Definition of the adjective hypertonic

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  1. (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
    • example: hypertonic muscle tissue
    • antonym: hypotonic
  2. (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

Alternative definition of the adjective hypertonic


  1. [context: of a solution] having a greater osmotic pressure than another
  2. [anatomy] having a very high muscular tension; spastic

Definition of the noun hypertonic

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Specialised definition of the noun hypertonic

Glossary of sports

used for describing a solution that has a higher osmotic pressure than another specified solution (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

used for describing a muscle that is under unusually high tension (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for hypertonic

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Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

hypertonic lhT'perton'ik/ ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

the hypertonic solution attracts the solvent from the hypotonic solution, equalizing the concentration of the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment (2009)

by Jill Bailey, John Daintith, PH.D.

hyperosmotic See hypertonic. hyperthermophile An EXTREMOPHILE that thrives in a habitat with high temperatures, sometimes requiring a temperature of at least 105°C. Some archaea (e.g. Py- ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

hypertonic hyperorexia n. Excessive appetite; another name for 'bulimia (1). The term is usually restricted to cases in which it is not caused by a brain lesion. Compare HYPERPHAGIA. [From Greek hyper over + orexis appetite + -ia ...

Google previewDictionary of Biology (2014)

by Bill Indge

hypertonic around the circumference. Squeezing a liquid will not change its volume. Therefore when the muscles contract, the animal will not get smaller; it will change its shape. Contraction of the longitudinal muscles will result in it becoming ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

hypertonic bladder [Gk, hyper, excessive, tonos, tone; AS, blaedre], a condition of excessive tension in the detrusor muscle of the bladder, usually caused by an irritant such as a calculus. As a result, the bladder ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, Sports Nutrition (2013)

by Ronald J. Maughan

Fluid restriction in mild cases or the pro— vision of moderate volumes of hypertonic (3—5%) saline solutions and most definitely not the pro— vision of isotonic or hypotonic NaCl solutions in large volumes, is the basis for the safe treatment of ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

and/or thyroidectomy hypertonia increased muscle tension hypertonic ...

Google previewDictionary Of Chemistry (1998)

by N. Pradeep Sharma

Compare hypertonic solution with it. hypoxanthine or sarkine or 6-hydroxypurin A crystalline powder which decomposes when heated at 150°C without melting. It is present in muscles, spleen and pancreas. Ice Solid, crystalline water.

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2002)

by Gordon Macpherson

Hypertonic. (1) Referring to one solution which has a greater osmotic pressure ( see OSMOSIS) than another. Physiologically it is used to describe solutions which have a greater osmotic pressure than body fluids. (2) Muscles with abnormally ...

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