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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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Our findings suggest that the possibility should not be discounted that biologic factors peaking in the third decade of life may promote vCJD prion replication and consequent development of disease.
Most studies cite ulceration as the single most important local biologic factor affecting the risk of amputation.
Since sociodemographic and biologic factors are related to the risks of adolescent pregnancy, we also examined the confounding effects of parity, race, participation in prenatal care, insurance status, and length of inpatient labor on anesthesia choices.
In this study, length of labor (LOL) was considered a confounding biologic factor, and race, enrollment in prenatal care, and insurance status were selected as confounding social factors.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Biologic factors, rather than access-to-care issues, appear to account for African American men's increased likelihood of presenting with clinically advanced prostate cancer, an observational population-based cohort study indicates.
However, after adjusting for biologic factors in the form of prostate-specific antigen level and tumor grade, the racial disparity in stage at presentation disappeared.
Challenges include biologic factors, such as improving methods to prevent and treat the adverse effect of kidney disease and kidney transplantation, and societal factors such as the donor shortage, access to care, organ allocation, and insurance coverage for transplantation and medication costs, he said.
The first of the biologic factors is the extended period of postnatal life required for complete development of the human lung.