Definition of physiological in English:

physiological

adjective

  • 1Relating to the branch of biology that deals with the normal functions of living organisms and their parts.

    ‘physiological research on the causes of violent behaviour’
    • ‘Some of his basic anatomical and physiological assumptions were totally mistaken, not only by our standards, but also in light of what was already known in his time.’
    • ‘Many of Galen's anatomical and physiological observations were accurate.’
    • ‘Her suffering reflects contemporary physiological theories, and his death from snakebite is a very typical mixture of Alexandrian medicine and myth.’
    • ‘The lead investigator is a professor of physiological science at the University of California, Los Angeles.’
    • ‘She has indicated the influence of physiological thinking on the program of Enlightenment.’
    • ‘She absorbed herself in the private study of medical books, and in 1838 began lecturing on women's anatomy at the Ladies' Physiological Society of Boston.’
    • ‘Their physiological studies further illuminated female sexuality and the female response cycle.’
    • ‘He is the author of over 300 physiological papers.’
    • ‘He studied physiological psychology in Germany and in 1869 received his MD from Harvard Medical School.’
    • ‘It was here that he published his physiological essays.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the way in which a living organism or bodily part functions.
      ‘slow down your body's physiological response to anger by breathing deeply’
      • ‘The adoption of this teaching leads to certain desirable physiological consequences in the end product.’
      • ‘Researchers looked at physiological changes in volunteers as they listened to music.’
      • ‘Cows frequently experience physiological problems during the transition period.’
      • ‘Physiological maturity of most of the varieties was likewise not generally affected by the spray treatments.’
      • ‘Physiological concentrations of melatonin inhibited the growth of one out of six mammary carcinomas in a dose-dependent manner.’
      • ‘There are several physiological changes that occur in the digestive tract of the young pig from birth to eight weeks of age.’
      • ‘The physiological symptom of red eyes—which could be from hay fever, for instance—has differing cultural significance in different parts of the world.’
      • ‘Both groups were subjected to the physiological stress of having their hand immersed in ice water for 5 minutes.’
      • ‘In severe cases, a physiological breakdown can occur, keeping otherwise healthy guys out of commission for long periods of time.’
      • ‘Physiological signs of stress such as high blood pressure become measurably lower when drivers pass by vegetation.’

Pronunciation

physiological

/fɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/