[ fiz-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌfɪz i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /
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of or relating to physiology.
consistent with the normal functioning of an organism.



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Often phys·i·o·log·ic .

Origin of physiological

First recorded in 1600–10; physiolog(y) + -ical

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British Dictionary definitions for physiological

/ (ˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


of or relating to physiology
of or relating to normal healthful functioning; not pathological

Derived forms of physiological

physiologically, adverb
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Medical definitions for physiological

[ fĭz′ē-ə-lŏjĭ-kəl ]


Of or relating to physiology.
Being in accord with or characteristic of the normal functioning of a living organism.
Relating to the action of a drug when given to a healthy person, as distinguished from its therapeutic action.
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