Definition of tonicity in English:

tonicity

Syllabification: to·nic·i·ty
Pronunciation: /tōˈnisitē
 
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noun

  • 1Muscle tone.
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    • There, Robert can treat himself to a personalised ‘gentlemen's programme ’, which offers a series of treatments to revive his tonicity, balance and energy.
  • 2 Linguistics The pattern of tones or stress in speech.
  • 3 Biology The state of a solution in respect of osmotic pressure: the tonicity of the fluid
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    • It is because the solution has the same tonicity as blood.
    • As the electrolytes shift out of the cells, fluid shifts into the cells so that the tonicity matches that of the extracellular space.
    • Antidiuretic hormone, which is secreted in response to stimuli such as changes in blood volume, tonicity, and blood pressure, is the primary regulator of body water.

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