Definition of ionotropic in English:

ionotropic

adjective

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

  • 2Physical Chemistry. 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.

adjective

Physiology
  • Inotropic.

Origin

1930s. From iono- + -tropic, after ionotropy<br>1930s; earliest use found in Journal Allergy. Alteration of inotropic by association with ionotropic.

Pronunciation

ionotropic

/ˌʌɪənəˈtrəʊpɪk//ˌʌɪənəˈtrɒpɪk/