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Isotonic vs. Isosmotic

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Isotonicadjective

(of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure

Isosmoticadjective

Having the same osmotic pressure

Isotonicadjective

(of a medical solution) 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.’;

Isosmotic

having the same or equal osmotic pressure; isotonic; - used of solutions. Contrasted with hypertonic and hypotonic

Isotonicadjective

(of two muscles) having equal tension

Isosmoticadjective

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

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Isotonicadjective

(physiology) 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)

Isotonicadjective

(music) Having the same tone.

Isotonicadjective

Having or indicating, equal tones, or tension.

Isotonicadjective

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

‘A knowledge of the colligative properties of solutions . . . is essential for one to understand fully the principles involved in rendering intravenous solutions isotonic with blood serum, or opthalmic solutions isotonic with lachrymal fluid. Solutions thus adjusted produce less shock and much less irritation than those which are hypotonic or hypertonic, and present-day practise recognizes the desirability of making the necessary adjustments whenever possible.’;

Isotonicadjective

(of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

Isotonicadjective

relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale;

‘isotonic tuning’;

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Isotonicadjective

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

Isotonicadjective

of two or more muscles; having equal tension

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