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 (ī′sŏz-mŏt′ĭk, -sŏs-)
Of or exhibiting equal osmotic pressure.


(Physiology) another word for isotonic3


(ˌaɪ səˈtɒn ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to solutions with equal osmotic pressure.
2. Physiol.
a. of or pertaining to a muscular contraction in which the muscle shortens while tension increases, as in continuous lifting.
b. of or pertaining to a solution containing the same salt concentration as mammalian blood.
[1890–95; < German isotonisch (1882); see iso-, tonic]
i`so•to•nic′i•ty (-təˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
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Adj.1.isosmotic - (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
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The classification of fluids into isosmotic, hyperosmotic, and hypoosmotic is based on whether the solutions have a higher or lower osmolality than body fluids.
2) Remove the pancreas from the source dog; mince and grind tissue in ice-cold isosmotic solution; filter the extract.
The hemolymph of Haliotis iris is essentially isosmotic to surrounding seawater (Ragg 2003); 0.
The snow and southern Tanner crabs are typical of other stenohaline marine crustaceans in that their hemolymph is isosmotic with their environmental seawater but the ionic composition of their hemolymph can differ considerably from the composition of seawater around them (Prosser, 1973).
Presumably, mosquitofish are like other secondary-division freshwater fishes (Darlington 1957), in that their blood is isosmotic with seawater diluted to 7-10 ppt.