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tonic

dated slang Alcohol or a glass thereof. He had so much tonic in him that he could barely stand upright. Give me a tonic, barkeep!

tonic

n. liquor. Just a bit of tonic. I’m cutting down.
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[21], the amplitude of the (P13-N23) is highly variable among subjects or even in one subject between trials and between methods used to elicit the response and they attributed this variability to lack of cooperation from participant, the presence of neck stiffness and inability to keep the SCM tonically contracted for long time.
Local interneurons tonically release GABA, activating dendritic formation and extensions into the molecular layer.
With the example of the lumbar multifidus muscles, electromyography studies demonstrate that the deep fibers of multifidus are not tonically active during all posture and movement tasks.
Almost every cell in our body has chemoreceptors, since they need to control local p[O.sub.2] and pC[O.sub.2] tonically. As tlie existing skeletal muscles have chemoreceptors that drive the exercise pressor reflex, massive sympathoexcitation is driven during exercise.
Potentiation of opioid analgesia in dopamine 2 receptor knock-out mice: Evidence for a tonically active anti-opioid system.
Deng et al., "Exercise training lowers the enhanced tonically active glutamatergic input to the rostral ventrolateral medulla in hypertensive rats," CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics, vol.
Opposing tonically active endogenous opioid systems modulate the mesolimbic dopaminergic pathway.
Spontaneous glutamate release is independent of calcium influx and tonically activated by the calcium-sensing receptor.
(26) GABAergic neurons in some of these nuclei exert the same response as the VTA, for example the GABAergic system of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis is tonically active and decreases the arterial pressure and heart rate.
A neurological condition of unknown origin characterized by a tonically dilated pupil, an unusual asymmetric presentation known as Anisocria.
tonically elevated sympathetic tone with extended sleep periods.
This relationship is consistent with the proposed role of leptin in food reward, in which leptin is thought to tonically inhibit brain reward pathways [34].
The substantia nigra pars reticulata tonically inhibits the superior colliculus (SC) via GABA-ergic projections, whereas pausing the inhibitory SC input provides a prerequisite for saccadic release [48].