physiologic , physiological (fiz-e-o-loj´ik, -loj´i-kal)

1. Relating to physiology. 2. Normal, as opposed to pathologic; denoting the various vital processes. 3. Denoting something that is apparent from its functional effects rather than from its anatomical structure; e.g., a p. sphincter. 4. Denoting a dose or the effects of such a dose (of a chemical agent that either is or mimics a hormone, neurotransmitter, or other naturally occurring agent) that is within the range of concentrations or potencies that would occur naturally. Cf. homeopathic (2), pharmacologic (2), supraphysiologic.


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