cardiotonic drug

cardiotonic drug

[¦kärd·ē·ō¦tän·ik ′drəg]
(pharmacology)
Any agent, such as digitalis, that increases cardiac muscle tonus.
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Doctors suspended injections of a cardiotonic drug early Wednesday, Fukushima said.
Patients were excluded from the study if they had received combination therapy with carperitide and tolvaptan or if they had been treated with tolvaptan or cardiotonic drugs in an outpatient setting.
We maintained minimally acceptable blood pressure only with multiple cardiotonic drugs, transfusions and tons of fluid.
The dead animals obtained from these acute experiments presented with their hearts stopped in systolic stand-still, the characteristic toxic response for cardiotonic drugs (Arul et al., 1999).
Pressors or cardiotonic drugs should be employed to maintain perfusion without excessive fluid administration.
The other cardiotonic drugs tested, i.e., milrinone, ouabain, and epinephrine, effect significant increases in spontaneous contraction rate.
Hussain, S.J.: Screening of some unani cardiotonic drugs, D.U.M., Thesis, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 1975.