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physiologic

 [fiz″e-o-loj´ik]
pertaining to physiology; normal; not pathologic.
physiologic saline solution (physiologic salt solution) (physiologic sodium chloride solution) a 0.9 per cent solution of sodium chloride and water; it is isotonic, i.e., of the same osmotic pressure as blood serum. It is sometimes given intravenously to replace lost sodium and chloride. Excessive quantities may cause edema, elevated blood sodium levels, and loss of potassium from the tissue fluid. Called also normal saline or normal salt solution.

phys·i·o·log·ic

, physiological (fiz'ē-ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
1. Relating to physiology.
2. Normal, as opposed to pathologic; denoting the various vital processes.
3. Denoting something that is apparent from its functional effects rather than from its anatomic structure (for example, a physiologic sphincter).
4. Denoting a dose or the effects of such a dose (of a chemical agent that either is or mimics a hormone, neurotransmitter, or other naturally occurring agent) that is within the range of concentrations or potencies that would occur naturally. Compare: homeopathic (2), pharmacologic (2), supraphysiologic.

physiologic

/phys·i·o·log·ic/ (fiz″e-o-loj´ik) physiological.

physiologic

[fiz′ē·əloj′ik]
Etymology: Gk, physis, nature, logos, science
pertaining to physiology, particularly normal functions as opposed to the pathologic.

physiologic

Pharmacology
adjective Referring to administration of hormones or other substances normally present in the circulation in doses similar to levels normally produced by the body.
  
Physiology
adjective Referring to physiology.

When used in the phrase “physiologic age”, it refers to an age assigned by general health, as opposed to the calendar age.

physiologic

adjective
1. Referring to administration of hormones or other substances normally present in the circulation, in doses similar to levels normally produced by the body. Cf Homeopathic, Pharmacologic, Supraphysiologic .
2. Referring to physiology.

phys·i·o·log·ic

, physiological (fizē-ŏ-lojik, -ăl)
1. Relating to physiology.
2. Normal, as opposed to pathologic; denoting the various vital processes.
3. Denoting something that is apparent from its functional effects rather than from its anatomic structure (e.g., a physiologic sphincter).
4. Denoting a dose of a hormone, neurotransmitter, or other naturally occurring agent that is within the range of concentrations or potencies that would occur naturally.
Compare: homeopathic (2) , pharmacologic (2)

Physiologic

Characteristic of normal, healthy functioning
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phys·i·o·log·ic

, physiological (fizē-ŏ-lojik, -ăl)
1. Relating to physiology.
2. Normal, as opposed to pathologic.
3. Denoting something apparent from its functional effects rather than from its anatomic structure.

physiological, physiologic

1. pertaining to physiology;
2. normal; not pathological. Conforming to the normal function of an organ or the body as a whole.

physiological age
age as measured by events rather than years. For example: first-calf heifer, fourth litter sow, stallion in his fourth season.
physiological saline
0.9% solution of sodium chloride. See also normal saline.
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