What does isotonic mean?

Definitions for isotonicˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. isotonic, isosmotic(adj)

    (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(adj)

    relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale

    "isotonic tuning"

  3. isotonic(adj)

    of or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes

  4. isotonic(adj)

    of two or more muscles; having equal tension


  1. Isotonic(a.)

    (Physiology, Biochemistry) Having an osmotic pressure (tonicity) equal to that of a reference solution; -- of aqueous solutions. Contrasting with hypotonic and hypertonic. See hypertonic.

  2. Origin: [Iso- + tonic.]


  1. isotonic(Adjective)

    having the same osmotic pressure

  2. isotonic(Adjective)

    Having the same concentration of solutes as human blood.

    Use an isotonic saline solution in your neti pot to prevent irritation of your nasal passages.

  3. isotonic(Adjective)

    having equal tension

  4. isotonic(Adjective)

    Of or involving muscular contraction against resistance in which the length of the muscle changes. Antonym is isometric. Isotonic movements are either concentric (working muscle shortens) or eccentric (working muscle lengthens). See also Wikipedia:Isotonic (exercise physiology)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isotonic(adj)

    having or indicating, equal tones, or tension

  2. Origin: [Iso- + tonic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Isotonic

    ī-so-ton′ik, adj. having equal tones. [Gr. isos, equal, tonos, tone.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of isotonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of isotonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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