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1. Of equal tension.
2. Isosmotic.
3. Having the same concentration of solutes as the blood: an isotonic saline solution.
4. Physiology Of or involving muscular contraction in which the muscle remains under relatively constant tension while its length changes.

[iso- + Greek tonos, tension; see tone + -ic.]

i′so·ton′i·cal·ly adv.
i′so·to·nic′i·ty (-tə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(Physiology) physiol in an isotonic manner
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After the tissues had been pretreated with the extracts for 3 min cumulative concentration response curves using either acetylcholine or barium ion were recorded isotonically in the organ bath, and the effect was allowed to reach a steady state at each concentration.