physiological

[fiz-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to physiology.
2.
consistent with the normal functioning of an organism.
Also, physiologic.


Origin:
1600–10; physiolog(y) + -ical

physiologically, adverb
nonphysiologic, adjective
nonphysiological, adjective
nonphysiologically, adverb
unphysiological, adjective
unphysiologically, adverb
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physiological (ˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to physiology
2.  of or relating to normal healthful functioning; not pathological
 
physiologically
 
adv

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physiological
c.1600, from physiology.
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physiological phys·i·o·log·i·cal (fĭz'ē-ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or phys·i·o·log·ic (-ĭk)
adj.
Abbr. phys.

  1. Of or relating to physiology.

  2. Being in accord with or characteristic of the normal functioning of a living organism.

  3. Relating to the action of a drug when given to a healthy person, as distinguished from its therapeutic action.

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Example sentences
Thus the warm glow that accompanies charitable giving has a physiological basis.
The low-carb craze was about simplistic answers to psychological and
  physiological issues.
The researchers drew no conclusions, and the study was not designed to connect
  the phenomena to physiological outcomes.
Full independence requires the use of physiological mechanisms in the animal's
  body.
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