tonicity


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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.
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Thompson (6) related variations in rest position to hypo or hyper tonicity of the musculature and described short and long-term variations.
Elestan[TM] - a leaf extract from the African Manilkara tree that helps restore the resilience of the skin ensuring its optimal tonicity. Elestan[TM] targets the restructuring of skin matrix via a dual protective action on both collagen and elastin networks.lt protects elastic fibers from excessive degradation by clastases, has an anti-glycation activity.
Students measure the weight change of the dialysis bags (due to tire movement of water) which were placed in beakers containing solutions of a different tonicity than tit the bags.
The intravenous administration of Calcium, Magnesium and DNS provide energy and muscular tonicity and contraction of smooth uterine musculature which helps to correct uterine inertia, respectively.
Calcium Borogluconate 10 ml slow i.v was given in DNS to increase tonicity of uterine muscles.
Green tea, vitamin A, C and E, B5, ginko biloba and hyaluronic acid: All help to improve skin tonicity, elasticity and moisture level: they fight free radical damage and provide increased antioxidant protection.
The intravenous administration of glucose and calcium borogluconate provide energy and muscular tonicity and contraction of smooth uterine musculature which helps to repositioning its normally and correct uterine inertia, respectively.
Shown to increase the tension and tonicity of skin.
In current study, considering same cause of uterine prolapse, intravenous administration of calcium and magnesium corrected hypothermia due to hypocalcaemia and provided tonicity to perineal muscles assisting holding of prolapse uterine mass, simultaneously oxytocin provided tonicity and slight contraction to smooth uterine musculature which helped repositioning and improving uterine inertia.
Compatibility: It should be chemically and pharmacologically compatible with the other ingredients and should not significantly alter the pH and tonicity of the system if it is a solution.
Oral calcium was recommended to overcome negative calcium balance and to bring tonicity of hyper enlarged uterus.