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isotonic

1. Physiol (of two or more muscles) having equal tension
2. (of two solutions) having the same osmotic pressure, commonly having physiological osmotic pressure
3. Music of, relating to, or characterized by the equal intervals of the well-tempered scale

isotonic

[¦ī·sə¦tän·ik]
(physiology)
Having uniform tension, as the fibers of a contracted muscle.
Of a solution, having the same osmotic pressure as the fluid phase of a cell or tissue.
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01) the values of the isosmotic points of the organisms exposed to salinity fluctuation.
They were hypoosmoregulators and hyperosmoregulators above and below the isosmotic point (Vernberg & Vernberg 1972, Mantel & Farmer 1983).
Previous studies had shown that holding penaeid shrimps at salinities near isosmotic points could result in an increase of food consumption (Staples & Heales 1991).
For constipation, they concluded that isosmotic macrogol (polyethylene glycol) "possibly improves constipation in PD.
Concentration of AFL required to induce a 50% inhibition of contractions in isolated rat aortic rings (n = 7) pre-contracted with isosmotic solution [K.