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Medical Term:

isovolumic

Pronunciation: i'so-vol-yu'mik

Definition

Occurring without an associated alteration in volume, as when, in early ventricular systole, the muscle fibers initially increase their tension without shortening so that ventricular volume remains unaltered.

Synonym(s): isochoric, isovolumetric

See Also: isometric

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