- of or relating to physiology.
- consistent with the normal functioning of an organism.
Origin of physiological
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Examples from the Web for physiological
There may even be a physiological basis to our apprehension about the “other.”Ferguson, Immigration, and ‘Us Vs. Them’
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Doctors main concern, in this epidemic, is the physiological effects of suffering from such a horrific disease.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
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PTSD is a complex condition that straddles both psychological and physiological symptoms triggered by trauma.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War
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In those two books, the existential shows itself gradually—breast cancer in the first, a physiological tropism in the second.Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair
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Gray also invented a 'physiological receiver,' which has a curious history.Heroes of the Telegraph
You will attend at the physiological laboratory at twelve o'clock.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
"Only not a physiological, but possibly a psychological one," remarked Arnfinn.Tales From Two Hemispheres
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There is a certain amount of "physiological division of labour."Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
In all this he was plainly influenced by his physiological studies.The Legacy of Greece
- of or relating to physiology
- of or relating to normal healthful functioning; not pathological
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Word Origin and History for physiological
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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