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biological

 [bi″o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
1. pertaining to biology.
2. a medicinal preparation made from living organisms and their products, such as a serum or vaccine.
biological clock the physiologic mechanism that governs the rhythmic occurrence of certain biochemical, physiologic, and behavioral phenomena in living organisms. See also biological rhythms.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
Relating to biology.

biologic

(bī′ə-lŏj′ĭk)
n.
A preparation that is synthesized from living organisms or their products, especially a human or animal protein, such as a hormone or antitoxin, that is used as a diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic agent. Also called biological drug.
adj.
Variant of biological.

biologic

adjective Referring to biology; biological.
 
noun Any therapeutic serum, toxin, anti-toxin or analogous microbial product applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of diseases or injuries; a bioengineered therapeutic agent—e.g., a hormone, antibody, cytokine—produced in bacteria, animals and other organisms.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.

biologic,

adj pertaining to biology.
biologic death,
n the permanent cessation of electrical activity in the central nervous system. Also called brain death.
biologic factors,
n the variables that influence life and living tissues.
biologic (permucosal) seal,
n the health-protecting zone between the living soft tissue and the post or implant in patients with full replacement dental work. Works to prevent bacteria and any other health-threatening organisms from breaching healthy tissue.
biologic science,
n the science that deals with life processes.
biologic value (BV),
n a number reached by comparing the amount of nitrogen retained with the amount absorbed to aid in determining protein quality.
biologic vector,
n the live carrier, usually an arthropod, in which an infectious organism matures prior to infecting a receiver.

biologic


biologic response modifiers
therapeutic agents used to increase or optimize immune responses. Includes immunomodulators, immunoaugmentators, immunoadjuvants, immunostimulators and immunopotentiators.
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