chronotropic [kron-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] Word Origin adjective

  1. affecting the rate or timing of a physiologic process, as the heart rate.

Origin of chronotropic chrono- + -tropic chronotropic in Medicine chronotropic [krŏn′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk] adj.

  1. Affecting the rate of rhythmic movements, such as the heartbeat.

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