Definitions for hypertonicˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hy•per•ton•icˌhaɪ pərˈtɒn ɪk(adj.)
pertaining to or affected with hypertonia.
of or designating a solution of higher osmotic pressure than another
Ref: (opposed to hypotonic )
Origin of hypertonic:
hy`per•to•nic′i•ty-toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti(n.)
(of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
"hypertonic muscle tissue"
(of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
having a greater osmotic pressure than another
having a very high muscular tension; spastic
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