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inotropic Line breaks: ino|trop¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊpɪk/

Definition of inotropic in English:


Modifying the force or speed of contraction of muscles: a drug having a positive inotropic effect on the heart
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  • A direct positive inotropic effect and an increase in the refractory period also have been postulated as possible antiarrhythmia mechanisms of spironolactone.
  • It has therapeutic use in congestive heart failure and edema, having a positive inotropic effect on cardiac muscle.
  • It seems that the capability for carefully manipulating and combining agents for use in both inotropic and vasodilator actions has improved our ability to manage previously refractory patients.

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