Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tonic manner; specifically, in pathology, continuously; without alternating relaxation.
- adv. in a tonic manner
“Do you know that Atlantis is tec-tonically unstable?”
“If, as is sometimes the case, the difficulty proceeds from a relaxation of the diaphragm, with general sagging down of the thoracic and abdominal viscera, so as to draw upon the trachea, then treat the whole trunk tonically, using the B D current.”
“Force must not be used, but steady firm pressure against the tonically contracted cricopharyngeus is made, while at the same time the distal end of the esophagoscope is lifted by the left thumb.”
“It is too proud, too austere, too true, and too tonically cruel to appeal to mandarins.”
“The measure of light and dark when mixed is tonically the same as the gray of the gradation — but its attraction is weakened.”
“The Bookstore, fondest of my father's resorts, though I remember no more of its public identity than that it further enriched the brave depth of Broadway, was overwhelmingly and irresistibly English, as not less tonically English was our principal host there, with whom we had moreover, my father and”
“The air, in truth, all the rest of that splendid day, must have been the key to the promptly-produced intensity of one's relation to every aspect of the charming episode; the light, cool, keen air of those delightful high places, in Italy, that tonically correct the ardours of July, and which at our actual altitude could but affect me as the very breath of the grand local legend.”
“Or to speak tonically, the melody and accompaniment after being written nearly all the way in the key of Do, suddenly diverge to the key of Fa, and there close.”
“Bioavailability of NO has been proposed to be tonically involved in the restraint of central sympathetic outflow”
“During fixation, neurons near the front edge-the foveal zone-are tonically active.”
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