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Word: physiological

Definition: pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology

Sentences Containing 'physiological'

"Polyozellus multiplex" contains the bioactive compound polyozellin, shown to have various physiological properties, including suppressive effects on stomach cancer.
A 1982 study of the physiological effects of Tummo has been made by Benson and colleagues, who studied Indo-Tibetan Yogis in the Himalayas and in India in the 1980s.
Acidity results from the dissociation of the H+ ion at physiological pH of metabolic ketone bodies such as acetoacetate, and β-hydroxybutyrate.
And this fact shows that a character, which is generally of generic value, when it sinks in value and becomes only of specific value, often becomes variable, though its physiological importance may remain the same.
At physiological pHs, hydrogen sulfide is usually fully ionized to bisulfide.
Because of this reduced affinity, the activity of glucokinase, under usual physiological conditions, varies substantially according to the concentration of glucose.
But the number and diversity of inheritable deviations of structure, both those of slight and those of considerable physiological importance, are endless.
CCK mediates a number of physiological processes, including digestion and satiety.
DAMPs are normal intracellular molecules, which are damaged or misfolded by oxidative extracellular environment or simply they are not in extracellular space among physiological conditions.
Delta wave disruptions may present as a result of physiological damage, changes in nutrient metabolism, chemical alteration, or may also be idiopathic.
Enzyme bioscavengers are being developed as a pretreatment to sequester highly toxic OPs before they can reach their physiological targets and prevent the toxic effects from occurring.
Fluorescence of calcein is quenched strongly by Co2+, Ni2+ and Cu2+ and appreciably by Fe3+ and Mn2+ at physiological pH.
from the Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University of Munich in 1990.
Further studies were conducted focusing on the physiological state of Genie.
Gloom is a low level of light which is so dim that there are physiological and psychological effects.
He completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Physiological Optics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States, as a Harkness Fellow in 1968.
He investigated their structure and physiological functions and, particularly in his last years, their processes of reproduction, also on account of its bearing on some of the problems of biology, geology, and even hydrography.
He received his Ph.D. in physiological psychology in 1885 under Wundt's supervision at the age of 22.
Hence, as has often been remarked, a species may depart from its allies in several characters, both of high physiological importance, and of almost universal prevalence, and yet leave us in no doubt where it should be ranked.
His female sitters of the 1850s and 1860s inhabit a different physiological climate from those he painted earlier; they are not reticent and reserved.
How testosterone may influence results is unclear but may include but cognitive effects such as motivation and physiological effects such as reaction time.
Humans are unable to hear sounds higher than 20 kHz due to physiological limitations of the cochlea.
I have chosen this example because the explanation which most naturalists would advance is not here applicable, namely, that specific characters are more variable than generic, because they are taken from parts of less physiological importance than those commonly used for classing genera.
If the psychotic symptoms are the direct physiological result of a general medical condition or a substance, then the diagnosis is one of a psychosis secondary to that condition.
In 1885 he became an associate professor, and from 1886 until his death in 1920, he served as a professor of physiological chemistry at the University of Basel.
In 1922, he went to the University of Illinois as professor of physiological chemistry, a title which was changed to professor of biochemistry in 1936.
In a process called intestinal adaptation, physiological changes to the remaining portion of the small intestine occur to increase its absorptive capacity.
In recent years, an increasing amount of research has been carried out on the psychological and physiological effects of meditation techniques in general and of Acem Meditation in particular.
It begins as a physiological separation from the wall of the uterus.
It is non-religious, and its effects are attributed to psychological and physiological mechanisms.
Located in Delhi, it conducts physiological and biomedical research to improve human performance in extreme and wartime environments.
Many physiological terms are also genealogical in 'nature'.
Masters and Johnson credit his extensive physiological work.
Mirex induces pervasive chronic physiological and biochemical disorders in various vertebrates.
Much is still unknown about the physiological mechanisms of the phenomenon, and no single theory is accepted.
Plants with such morphological and physiological adaptations are called "xeromorphic".
Shortly after landing, Cassidy and Misurkin, also participated in a post-landing activity by going through a number of exercises to assess their physiological state.
Strayer speculates that La Mettrie's experience may have influenced some of his physiological theories.
Substance dependence can be diagnosed with physiological dependence, evidence of tolerance or withdrawal, or without physiological dependence.
The manual's purpose is to enable practitioners to recognize different physiological attributes of facial expressions, but leaves the interpretation of this data up to other works.
The physiological adaptation that is mainly responsible for the performance gains achieved from altitude training, is a subject of discussion among researchers.
The physiological stress caused by racism has been documented in studies by Claude Steele, Joshua Aronson, and Steven Spencer on what they term "stereotype threat."
The porbeagle is fast and highly active, with physiological adaptations that enable it to maintain a higher body temperature than the surrounding water.
Therefore, there are fewer molecules per unit volume: this causes a decrease in partial pressures of gases in the body, which elicits a variety of physiological changes in the body that occur at high altitude.
These include mechanical aids (such as ergogenic fabrics), pharmacological aids, physiological aids, nutritional aids (sports supplements), and psychological aids.
This activation of estrogen and testosterone causes physiological and psychological changes.
This may be because the database against which individual patient data is compared takes into account the physiological differences between males and females as well as physiological changes due to aging.
This register has a specific physiological production that is different from the other registers, and is so called because the timbre of the notes that are produced from this register are similar to that of a whistle.
Vital signs are measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions.
``Yes, sir,''replied the count;``I have sought to make of the human race, taken in the mass, what you practice every day on individuals a physiological study.
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