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
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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 ...
Foods & 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.
Encyclopedia 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 ...
The 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, ...
International Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)
by M N Doja
hypertonic Describes a solution which has higher osmotic pressure than some other solution ...
Encyclopedia 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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