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tonic

n. liquor. Just a bit of tonic. I’m cutting down.
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Superior laryngeal and hypoglossal afferents tonically influence upper airway motor excitability in anesthetized rats.
One working hypothesis is that antidepressants address dysfunctional amygdala activity tonically by influencing the lower limbic regions, the neuroscientist said.
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].
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.