tonicity

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Related to tonicities: hypertonic, isotonicity, Hypotonic solution

to·nic·i·ty

 (tō-nĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. to·nic·i·ties
1. Normal firmness or functional readiness in body tissues or organs.
2. The sustained partial contraction of resting or relaxed muscles.

tonicity

(təʊˈnɪsɪtɪ)
n
1. the state, condition, or quality of being tonic
2. (Physiology) physiol another name for tonus

to•nic•i•ty

(toʊˈnɪs ɪ ti)

n.
1. tonic quality or condition.
2. the state of bodily tone.
[1815–25]

tonicity

the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Health
the state or quality of having good muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
the state or quality of muscular tone or tension. — tonic, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonicity - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimulitonicity - the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli; "the doctor tested my tonicity"
muscular tissue, muscle - animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
tautness, tenseness, tensity, tension - the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
muscle tone, muscular tonus - normal tonicity of the muscles; "exercise improves muscle tone"
myotonia - abnormally long muscular contractions; slow relaxation of a muscle after a contraction
hypertonia, hypertonus, hypertonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypertonic
hypotonia, hypotonus, hypotonicity - (of muscular tissue) the state of being hypotonic
amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony - lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
Translations

tonicity

[tɒˈnɪsɪtɪ] Ntonicidad f

tonicity

n (of muscles)Tonus m (spec), → Spannungszustand m

to·nic·i·ty

a. tonicidad, cualidad normal de tono o tensión.
References in periodicals archive ?
The uterine tonicities were scored in a 1 to 3 scale: 1 represents the uteruses with high tonicity, 2 represents the uteruses with moderate tonicity and 3 represents the flaccid uteruses (Melendez et al.
Spunky, colorful illustrations show portraits of active, intelligent, capable young girls of multiple tonicities, successfully engaging in a variety of vocational activities.
The resistance of the red blood corpuscles of the horse to salt solutions of different tonicities before and after repeated withdrawals of blood.