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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

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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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 previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

HYPERTONIC. DEHYDRATION. Loss of water from cells as a result of hypertonicity (excess solutes [dissolved substances]; hence, greater osmotic pressure) of the surrounding extracellular fluid.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology (2011)

From Genome to Environment

Osmo- and Ionoregulation/Osmoconformation As osmoconformers, marine elasmobranchs use an unusual combination of organic solutes to balance osmotically (actually slightly hypertonic) with seawater. Urea accounts for 40% of osmotic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders (2012)

by Chad A. Noggle, Raymond S. Dean, Arthur MacNeill Horton

NEUROPATHOLOGY / PATHOPHYSIOLOGY A shared deficit among those evidencing hypertonic symptoms has been suggested in animal models to include a lower level of y-aminobutyric acid type A receptors in the central nervous system, ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

hypertonic Describes a solution which has higher osmotic pressure than some other solution  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Eye, Four-Volume Set (2010)

by Joseph Besharse, Reza Dana

rates and thereby maintain corneal homeostasis, despite being exposed to an environmental hypertonic or hypotonic challenge,itis alsonecessary tohavea coordinated regulation ofion transporters andparallel cell membrane permeability .

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