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Meaning of "hypertonic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HYPERTONIC

hypertonic  [ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYPERTONIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hypertonic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HYPERTONIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tonicity

Tonicity is a measure of the effective osmotic pressure gradient of two solutions separated by a semipermeable membrane. It is commonly used when describing the response of cells immersed in an external solution. Unlike osmotic pressure, tonicity is influenced only by solutes that cannot cross the membrane, as only these exert an effective osmotic pressure. Solutes able to freely cross the membrane do not affect tonicity because they will always be in equal concentrations on both sides of the membrane. There are three classifications of tonicity that one solution can have relative to another. The three are hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic.

Definition of hypertonic in the English dictionary

The definition of hypertonic in the dictionary is being in a state of abnormally high tension.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYPERTONIC


auxotonic
ˌɔːksəˈtɒnɪk
catatonic
ˌkætəˈtɒnɪk
cratonic
krəˈtɒnɪk
diatonic
ˌdaɪəˈtɒnɪk
heptatonic
ˌhɛptəˈtɒnɪk
homotonic
ˌhɒməˈtɒnɪk
hypotonic
ˌhaɪpəˈtɒnɪk
megatonic
ˌmeɡəˈtɒnɪk
monotonic
ˌmɒnəˈtɒnɪk
myotonic
ˌmaɪəˈtɒnɪk
Neo-Platonic
ˌniːəʊpləˈtɒnɪk
opisthotonic
əˌpɪsθəˈtɒnɪk
orthotonic
ˌɔːθəˈtɒnɪk
paratonic
ˌpærəˈtɒnɪk
pentatonic
ˌpɛntəˈtɒnɪk
Platonic
pləˈtɒnɪk
stratonic
strəˈtɒnɪk
supertonic
ˌsuːpəˈtɒnɪk
tonic
ˈtɒnɪk
vagotonic
ˌveɪɡəˈtɒnɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYPERTONIC

hypertension
hypertensive
hypertext
hypertext markup language
hyperthermal
hyperthermia
hyperthermic
hyperthermophile
hyperthermy
hyperthymia
hyperthyroid
hyperthyroidism
hypertonia
hypertonicity
hypertrophic
hypertrophical
hypertrophied
hypertrophies
hypertrophous
hypertrophy

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYPERTONIC

architectonic
atonic
cardiotonic
dystonic
electronic
electrotonic
epitonic
excitonic
geotectonic
Indian tonic
isotonic
ketonic
leptonic
Miltonic
photonic
phytoplanktonic
planktonic
plutonic
protonic
syntonic
Teutonic

Synonyms and antonyms of hypertonic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hypertonic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYPERTONIC

Find out the translation of hypertonic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hypertonic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hypertonic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高渗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hipertónica
570 millions of speakers

English

hypertonic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतिपरासारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مفرط التوتر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гипертоническая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hipertônica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hypertonic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hypertonique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hipertonik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hypertonischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

高張の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고장 성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hypertonic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ưu trương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹைபெர்டோனிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हायपरोनिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hipertonik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ipertonica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hipertoniczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гіпертонічна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hipertonice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπέρτονο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hipertoniese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hyperton
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hyperton
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hypertonic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYPERTONIC»

The term «hypertonic» is regularly used and occupies the 98.803 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYPERTONIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hypertonic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYPERTONIC»

Discover the use of hypertonic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hypertonic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pharmacology for the Prehospital Professional
Jeffrey Guy. HYPERTONIC SALINE SOLUTIONS Hypertonic saline solutions have a concentration greater than the isotonic concentration of 0.9%. (Recall that isotonic solutions have the same sodium concentration as body water.) Typical ...
Jeffrey Guy, 2012
2
Nurse's Quick Check: Fluids & electrolytes
Fluids & electrolytes. Understanding isotonic, hypotonic, and hypertonic solutions Hypotonic solution When a less concentrated, or hypo- tonic, solution is placed next to a more concentrated solution, fluid shifts from the hypotonic solution into ...
‎2006
3
Plumer's Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy
Ada Lawrence Plumer Sharon Weinstein. Hypertonic Contraction Hypertonic contraction (hypertonic dehydration) occurs when water is lost without a corresponding loss of salt. This condition occurs in patients who are unable to take sufficient ...
Sharon Weinstein, Ada Lawrence Plumer, 2007
4
Textbook of Small Animal Surgery
Hypertonic crystalloid solution (7% and 23.4% sodium chloride) became popular in veterinary medicine in the 1980s and was described as small-volume resuscitation.26 A single bolus of 7% sodium chloride (4 mL/kg) provides plasma  ...
Douglas H. Slatter, 2003
5
Introduction to Massage Therapy
This proven book includes step-by-step instructions for massage techniques, assessments, and treatments, along with striking photos that illustrate difficult-to-understand concepts.
Mary Beth Braun, 2013
6
Stroke: A Practical Approach
The effects of hypertonic saline on brain volume were first described in 1919 by Weed and McKibben, but this description was largely forgotten until the early 1980s when hypertonic saline was rediscovered as a treatment for hemorrhagic ...
‎2009
7
Functional Soft-tissue Examination and Treatment by Manual ...
If the scapula immediately shifts superiorly, it indicates a tight or hypertonic levator scapula and upper trapezius and weakness or inhibition of the lower scapula stabilizers, including the middle and lower trapezius as well as the rhomboids.
Warren I. Hammer, 2007
8
Infusion Nursing: An Evidence-based Approach
Hypotonic solutions are used for patients who have hypertonic dehydration, require water replacement, and have diabetic ketoacidosis after initial sodium chloride replacement (Kraft, 2000). Examples of hypotonic solutions include 0.45 % ...
Mary Alexander, Judy Hankins, 2009
9
Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts
HYPERTONIC SALINE ENEMAS. A hypertonic saline (sodium phosphate) enema draws fluid from body tissues into the bowel. This increases the fluid volume in the intestine beyond what was originally instilled. The concentrated solution also ...
Barbara Kuhn Timby, 2009
10
Pathophysiology: A 2-in-1 Reference for Nurses
Fluid and electrolyte imbalances include edema, isotonic alterations, hypertonic alterations, hy- potonic alterations, and electrolyte imbalances. Disorders of fluid volume or osmo- larity (concentration of electrolytes in the fluid) result.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYPERTONIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hypertonic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Dr. Lipoff: Your Solution for Headaches | Southern Maryland News Net
The range of motion in the neck will be decreased and your posture may be altered due to hypertonic (tight) muscles, which may also be tender ... «Southern Maryland News Net, Jul 15»
2
Sacroiliac Pain: A Complex Puzzle
Don't be fooled by the hypertonic muscles. The tight muscles are often compensating for the lack of joint stability, and lack of deeper core tone ... «Dynamic Chiropractic, Jul 15»
3
Dr. Lipoff: Your Solution for Headaches
The range of motion in the neck will be decreased and your posture may be altered due to hypertonic (tight) muscles, which may also be tender ... «Bay Net, Jul 15»
4
Chronic dehydration 'can lead to kidney stones'
The second kind is hypertonic dehydration where water loss occurs without a loss of electrolytes – this usually happens when a person has a ... «Trade Arabia, Jul 15»
5
Adopt-A-Teacher: Nancy Doucet, Acadiana High School
Being able to show them cell processes such as cell shrinkage in a hypertonic solution and then allowing the students to view it for themselves ... «The Daily Advertiser, Jul 15»
6
Guidelines Released for Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia
... encephalopathy should be immediately treated with an [intravenous (IV)] bolus or infusion of [hypertonic saline (HTS)] to acutely reduce brain ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
7
'My baby's alive, my baby's alive!': Baby lived 'several days' after …
This type of abortion was then done by hypertonic saline injection. In laymen's terms this meant injecting a very caustic salt solution into the ... «Lifesite, Jul 15»
8
Parkinson's Disease is Supported by Adjunctive Therapy of …
Its unique blend of Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, GABA, Ubiquinol and Niacin provide support for hypertonic muscles, resulting in reduction of ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
9
Dairy Board chair out of ICU, fears modeling career is over
Zach is off the hypertonic saline solution, so it seems the swelling around his cerebellum is no longer increasing. The burns on his arm are ... «Dairy Herd Management, Jun 15»
10
Baby born alive during abortion: 'It lived for several days,' abortionist …
This type of abortion was then done by hypertonic saline injection. In laymen's terms this meant injecting a very caustic salt solution into the ... «Live Action News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hypertonic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hypertonic>. Feb 2020 ».
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