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adjective as in concerning living organisms, their parts, and functions

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The idea that trading is purely intellectual is wrong, Coates writes, because it leaves out the connection between our bodies, the “emergency network of physiological circuitry,” and the brain.

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The research is prompting a new view of puberty as an opportunity — a chance for people who had a shaky start to reset their physiological responses to stress.

That would give you a better sense of how hard the week was, in a physiological sense, than mileage alone.

Emerald “allows a caregiver to capture the physiological signal of a patient without the caregiver being close to the patient,” says Katabi, who founded a startup company based on the technology in 2013.

So she and her colleagues tried to draw specific, numerical parallels between the risk of low social connectivity and more common, physiological risks.

There may even be a physiological basis to our apprehension about the “other.”

Doctors main concern, in this epidemic, is the physiological effects of suffering from such a horrific disease.

Sex is a basic human function; a physiological drive we cannot ignore.

Eye movements tracked in this test are involuntary, so they constitute a sound physiological marker of ADHD.

PTSD is a complex condition that straddles both psychological and physiological symptoms triggered by trauma.

Long-continued lactation—that is, beyond the physiological limit of about nine months—is especially a frequent cause.

There is often a rhythmic alteration of intensity of symptoms that corresponds more or less to the physiological rhythm of life.

Even in normal menstruation there is often a marked physiological excitation which affects the entire person.

Hence their moral instability can not be associated with physiological instability in the absolute sense.

In his physiological and pathological qualities, he scarcely presents to us a distinct class of beings.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to physiological, such as: corporal, corporeal, physical, null, anatomical, and bodily.

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