Main meanings of ionotropic in English

: ionotropic1ionotropic2

ionotropic1

adjective

  • 1Chemistry
    rare Exhibiting or relating to the form of tautomerism called ionotropy.

  • 2Chemistry
    Of a gel or its particles: exhibiting ionotropy; of or relating to such a gel.

  • 3Physiology
    Designating a neurotransmitter that functions by altering the flow of ions across the cell membrane of the postsynaptic cell; designating a cell receptor whose effect is mediated in this way; relating to or involving such receptors.

Pronunciation

ionotropic

/ˌʌɪənəˈtrɒpɪk/ /ˌʌɪənəˈtrəʊpɪk/

Origin

1930s. From iono- + -tropic, after ionotropy.

Main meanings of ionotropic in English

: ionotropic1ionotropic2

ionotropic2

adjective

Physiology
  • Inotropic.

Pronunciation

ionotropic

/ˌʌɪənəˈtrɒpɪk/ /ˌʌɪənəˈtrəʊpɪk/

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal Allergy. Alteration of inotropic by association with ionotropic.