Definition of biologic in English:

biologic

adjective

  • Relating to biology; biological.

    ‘there is growing interest in the biologic activities of plant extracts in the treatment of disease’
    • ‘Relatively lower cortisol levels following trauma may constitute a biologic risk factor for PTSD.’
    • ‘Further investigations of decaffeinated coffee and tea intake as arthritis risk factors are needed to verify these findings and explore their biologic basis.’
    • ‘It is an inherited biologic illness that occurs throughout all stages of life.’
    • ‘Certainly, more evidence-based research is needed to understand the biologic basis of nutritional differences as we age and in how to communicate them.’
    • ‘The museum itself is a repository of geologic, geographic, and biologic detail on the park.’
    • ‘A third hypothesis is that depression occurs through the same biologic mechanisms as the underlying disease.’
    • ‘Although biologic and medication factors are largely causative, they clearly facilitate the development of decreased self-esteem and depression.’
    • ‘With a biologic agent, you will have a period of time from its release until the time people start getting sick, which depending on the organism may two days or two weeks.’
    • ‘A relatively new approach associated with biotech therapeutics uses in vitro diagnostic assays to predict if a drug or biologic product would be effective in treating a particular patient.’
    • ‘Physical illness poses another biologic risk.’
    • ‘Yet there are significant obstacles on the path to generic biologic drugs, beginning with the very definition of "generic."’
    • ‘A truly comprehensive approach would need to consider a geologic and biologic time scale of some four billion years.’
    • ‘People who smoke are influenced by multiple interconnected factors, including behavioral, social, environmental, psychological, genetic, and biologic factors.’
    • ‘The development of innovative, specific and markedly more efficacious treatments for AD + P will likely require understanding of its specific biologic processes.’
    • ‘In addition to wavelength, the dose of light needed for biologic effects depends on several other factors.’
    • ‘As with many other lifelong illnesses, conditions that control migraine and chronic daily headache are multidimensional, involving cognitive / emotional factors as well as biologic processes.’

noun

usually biologics
  • ‘these natural biologics can be as potent as manufactured drugs’
    another term for biological (noun)
    • ‘Insurers and consumers have even more reason to want a break on biologics, which can be vastly more expensive than other drugs.’
    • ‘Then all of a sudden the dot-bomb dropped, and suddenly medical devices and biologics were back in vogue.’
    • ‘He says that "we are looking at some first steps toward generic biologics."’
    • ‘It is a powder that is nearly 50 percent mercury and is added to vaccines and other biologics as a preservative.’
    • ‘Recalls for drugs, biologics, veterinary medicines, and the overwhelming majority of devices are voluntary actions by industry.’
    • ‘While the FDA shares concerns about safety, some insiders argue that scientific advancements have made it easier to characterize and replicate biologics.’
    • ‘However, the law currently doesn't allow for generic biologics.’
    • ‘There is nothing sacred about the sharp lines between drugs, devices, and biologics.’
    • ‘Finally, to make matters even more complicated, products that meet the definition of a biologic also meet the definition of a drug.’
    • ‘Current regulations assume that the scientific and regulatory expertise regarding drugs, devices, and biologics resides exclusively in the centers for drugs, devices, and biologics, respectively.’
    • ‘The future of cardiovascular care will be combining devices, drugs, and biologics to take a more intelligent approach.’
    • ‘"The two biologics have fused together nearly seamlessly," he said.’
    • ‘The centers for drugs and biologics both have excellent scientific core competencies in their areas of authority.’
    • ‘Hence, drugs or biologics coated onto medical devices have the potential to affect circulation patterns or release of soluble factors from various immune cells.’
    • ‘The process has worked well for some straightforward drug-device combination products, but for more complex products, particularly those involving biologics, it has faltered.’
    • ‘Combining these drugs and biologics with devices offers one avenue for the successful use of such products.’
    • ‘The most complex combination products are invariably devices involving drugs or biologics, or both.’
    • ‘One reason for creating such products is to deliver drugs or biologics to a well-defined target within the body.’
    • ‘Targeted pharmaceuticals and biologics do work for the betterment of healthcare by reducing the cost and time of development and time to market.’
    • ‘"If you could combine the proven benefits of device therapy with the emerging potential of biologics, you may be able to completely rework the way we think about disease therapy."’

Pronunciation

biologic

/bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈlɒdʒɪk/