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Medical Term:

cardiotonic

Pronunciation: kar′dē-ō-ton′ik

Definition: Exerting a favorable, so-called tonic effect on the action of the heart; usually intended to indicate increased force of contraction.

[cardio- + G. tonos, tension]

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