supraphysiologic

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su·pra·phys·i·o·log·ic

, supraphysiological (sū'pră-fiz'ē-ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
Denoting any dose (of a chemical agent that either is or mimics a hormone, neurotransmitter, or other naturally occurring agent) that is larger or more potent than would occur naturally, or the effects of such a dose. Compare: homeopathic (2), pharmacologic (2), physiologic (4).

supraphysiologic

adjective Endocrinology Referring to administration of hormones or other substances that are normally present in the circulation, in doses in excess of those normally produced by the body. Cf Homeopathic, Pharmacologic, Physiologic.

supraphysiologic

, supraphysiological (soo″pră-fiz″ē-ŏ-loj′ik) (-loj′ĭ-kăl)
Exceeding what is normally found in healthy individuals. The term is usually used to refer to a hormone or medication given in a stronger dose than the amount the body can produce on its own.
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In in vitro studies it has been observed that in supraphysiological glucose concentrations, IL-6 and TNF-secretion is increased in human healthy mononuclear cells.
It is said that although the estradiol level increases endometrial proliferation, uterine perfusion, oocyte development and maturation, number of embryos transferred, implantation, delivery, and pregnancy rate, the supraphysiological level of estradiol may not only cause endometrial damage and disrupt the implantation but also exert negative effects on IVF-ICSI outcome.
Supraphysiological supplementation is tempting, particularly for athletes, but invoking the law of diminishing returns invites complications.
Despite major advances in assisted reproductive techniques (ART), there remains a considerable risk of developing life-threatening ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) as a result of supraphysiological stimulation of the ovaries.
Furthermore, as the endometrium seems to be recovered from the supraphysiological P values on day 5, a better implantation rate is quite expected with day 5 single blastocyst transfer (41).
In contrast supraphysiological dosages of antioxidant supplementations may interfere with ROS-mediated cell signaling and blunt the positive effects of exercise (Atalay et al.
800 IU daily may be sufficient to increase the 25OHD level of most study participants to target ranges without causing supraphysiological 25OHD levels.
In vitro transfection of high SOD3 concentrations into cancer cells followed by mixed population long-term culture results in apoptosis of cells with high supraphysiological concentrations of SOD3 plasmid, whereas cells that contained moderately increased SOD3 expression compared to control cancer cells took over the culture due to their increased proliferation capacity.
Supraphysiological ovarian stimulation results in E[sub]2 levels greater than those in natural conception (NC) cycles and causes E[sub]2 levels in the early stage to be similar to those in the late stage of the first trimester of NC.
Also there are indications that a supraphysiological rise in plasma lipids serves as a marker of "prelipemia" in the same way that gestational diabetes is a marker for pre-diabetes.
2] [less than or equal to] 1 is due to a combination of a high number of follicles and a supraphysiological FSH drive (45).