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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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The triple threat of high biologic costs, lack of consequent widespread access and the paucity of effective biologic pricing models has been cause for serious rethinking among a few leading health-care insurers.
Patient advocacy groups stressed that a long data-exclusivity period will hinder the creation of the generic biologic market for the creation of cheaper alternatives to name-brand drugs.
Bristol-Myers Squibb currently manufactures biologic compounds in a company-owned facility in Syracuse, New York, and finishes and packages biologic compounds in Manati, Puerto Rico.
Epigenetic information promises to serve as an important adjunct to DNA sequence in the analysis of biologic response to environmental exposures.
The biologic surveillance data are improving over time, and now the policy environment can be assessed to determine levels of commitment.
Other factors increasing the demand for biologic drugs include rising regulatory convergence and better access to healthcare for all nations.
Increasing our manufacturing capacity also highlights the confidence we have in the research and development of a range of new biologic medicines that will help serve unmet medical needs.