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Synonyms for tonic

Synonyms for tonic

a medicine that restores or increases vigor

Synonyms for tonic

lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring

(music) the first note of a diatonic scale

a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue

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employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words

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used of syllables

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relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale

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imparting vitality and energy

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A tonically high noradrenergic state may reduce the threshold of the hippocampus to stimuli, thus leading to increased distractibility, a "merger" of the two theories [68].
One set of interneurons responds phasically and regulates the contractions in LM, and another responds tonically and produces the peristaltic wave (Winlow and Laverack, 1972a, b).
During other phases of the estrous cycle, LH is released tonically.
25) The transversus abdominus has been shown to contract tonically as it produces constant tension that is maintained at a low level.
Siegel (4) hypothesises that orexin's major role is to facilitate motor activity tonically and phasically in association with motivated behaviours and to co-ordinate this facilitation with the activation of attentional and sensory systems.
Gene expression of endothelin-1, a potent vasoconstrictor, is upregulated in sepsis models and implicated in the shift towards a more tonically constricted state.
Three additional small but crucial components of basal ganglia shown in figure 2 are subthalamic nucleus (STN), tonically active cholinergic neurons (TANs), and substantia nigra pars compacta (S[N.