Definition of the adjective hypertonic
What does hypertonic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
- example: hypertonic muscle tissue
- antonym: hypotonic
- (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
Alternative definition of the adjective hypertonic
- [context: of a solution] having a greater osmotic pressure than another
- antonym: hypotonic
- [anatomy] having a very high muscular tension; spastic
Definition of the noun hypertonic
What does hypertonic mean as a name of something?
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)
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Mosby's Medical Dictionary (2013)
hypertonic lhT'perton'ik/ ...
Mosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)
the hypertonic solution attracts the solvent from the hypotonic solution, equalizing the concentration of the ...
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- ...
A 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 ...
Dictionary 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 ...
Mosby'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 ...
The 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 ...
by Jean Mooney
and/or thyroidectomy hypertonia increased muscle tension hypertonic ...
Dictionary 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.
Black'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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