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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Medical Dictionary

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
Depression is a physiologically based medical disorder which also has mental
  ramifications.
Wheat is physiologically different from maize in two main ways, making big
  genetic improvements harder to achieve.
Rats are not people, of course-though what holds physiologically for one often
  holds for the other.
However, for the moment, the evidence suggests that neither marijuana nor
  amphetamines are physiologically addictive.
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