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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
Relating to biology.
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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.
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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.
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bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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If you are taking a biologic response modifier and have an infection severe enough to require antibiotics, the biologic should not be given until the infection is gone.
Biologic response modifiers are able to trigger the immune system to indirectly affect tumours by increasing cytokines such as interferons and interleukins.
Biologic response modifiers may cause flu like symptoms including fever, chills, nausea and appetite loss.
Patients in the Mid-Atlantic, south Atlantic, and east south central states also were significantly less likely to be treated with an adjuvant biologic response modifier (odds ratios 0.765, 0.786, and 0.465, respectively).
More than a third, 38%, were treated with a biologic response modifier: This included 37% of patients with one positive node and 39% of those with two or more positive nodes.
Tocilizumab (Actemra) is a biologic response modifier that inhibits interleukin-6.
Abatacept (Orencia) is another biologic response modifier used in the treatment of RA.
(1-3) The discovery and development of targeted biologic response modifiers (BRMs), particularly TNF antagonists, for the treatment of RA has dramatically changed the treatment paradigm and clinical outcomes for RA patients.
In the past decade, six biologic response modifier (BRM) agents targeting four different biologic targets have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of RA.
Of the respondents, 300 were taking a biologic response modifier (BRM) and 200 were taking a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD).
ATLANTA -- A review of more than 60,000 melanoma patients found that they were more likely to have a sentinel node biopsy and receive adjuvant therapy with a biologic response modifier if they had commercial insurance and were treated at a teaching hospital in a geographic area where these options were more often used.