from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by little or reduced activity or change.
  • adjective Exhibiting an abnormally low amount of power or force, as of muscular contraction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of diminished power; weak.


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  • One investigation146 of digoxin in hypodynamic septic patients demonstrated significant improvement in cardiac performance.

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