from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Pathology Having less than normal tone or tension, as of muscles or arteries.
- adj. Chemistry Having the lower osmotic pressure of two fluids.
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- adj. Having a lower osmotic pressure than another.
- adj. Showing less than normal tension in the muscles or muscle tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Less than isotonic; specifically, noting a solution of salt when it contains a smaller amount than a second solution with which it is compared: applied in this sense to the blood-serum. Also hypisotonic.
- Reducing tension or tone in a part or in the body in general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a solution) having a lower osmotic pressure than a comparison solution
- adj. (of living tissue) lacking normal tone or tension
'' hypotonic '' esophageal motility disorder was ruled out because they had normal esophageal body amplitude pressure and peristalsis.
"A subset of ASD that might be usefully studied is the intersection of ASD cases with (medically recognized) adverse events following immunization, such as fever, febrile seizure, or hypotonic-hyporesponsive episode," the vaccine committee wrote in its report to HHS.
Another autism subpopulation that should be included in vaccine studies is what the NVAC called "the intersection of ASD cases with (clearly defined vaccine outcomes) such as fever, febrile seizure, or hypotonic-hypo-responsive episode (HHE)."
Sports drinks contain salts and sugars, which are hypotonic in nature, which means these components will actually draw water from cells when the desired effect is to hydrate cells, instead.
So - I hate this - let them choke on their own secretions because you know, their hypotonic and their sphincters are weak so that will do them in eventually.
From my training here, the endo department believes that storage in water is no different than dry storage because water is too hypotonic and the live cells around the PDL would explode, leaving you no better than dry storage.
- Paralytic forms: paralysis is of sudden onset (often noted on waking in the morning), asymmetrical and hypotonic.
Following hypotonic treatment and fixation, the cells are dropped on a slide and then stained.
With the genes in place, the new strain of tobacco produced the antibody in its leaves and secreted the antibody from its roots into the surrounding hypotonic growth medium.
When the toxin from MC-LR was added to the plant's surrounding hypotonic growth medium, the antibody bound to the toxin, rendering it harmless.