physical condition


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Noun1.physical condition - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
wakefulness - a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world; "consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
bloodiness - the state of being bloody
incompatibility - (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
acathexia - an inability to retain bodily secretions
angiotelectasia - dilation and enlargement of arterioles
torpidity, torpor - a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility; "he fell into a deep torpor"
agalactia, agalactosis - a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
anaesthesia, anesthesia - loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anhidrosis, anhydrosis - failure of the sweat glands
arousal - a state of heightened physiological activity
sleep, slumber - a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended; "he didn't get enough sleep last night"; "calm as a child in dreamless slumber"
sopor, sleep - a torpid state resembling deep sleep
drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
elastosis - breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
flatulence, flatulency, gas - a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
flection, flexion, flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
estrus, oestrus, rut, heat - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus
hypercapnia, hypercarbia - the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
acapnia, hypocapnia - a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing
asphyxia - a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
oxygen debt - a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
hyperthermia, hyperthermy - abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
normothermia - normal body temperature
hypothermia - subnormal body temperature
muscularity - the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
myasthenia - any muscular weakness
infertility, sterility - the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
false pregnancy, pseudocyesis - physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
rigor mortis - temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
vitalisation, vitalization - the state of being vitalized and filled with life
good health, healthiness - the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
fecundity, fertility - the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
potence, potency - the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
pathological state - a physical condition that is caused by disease
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
cellularity - the state of having cells
addiction, dependance, habituation, dependence, dependency - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
suspended animation - a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia
cryptobiosis - a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill
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All of which was splendid training for Michael, keeping him in the tiptop of physical condition and mental wholesomeness.
Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches that of our coldest winter.
He was twenty pounds lighter, but in splendid physical condition.
It being the winter vacation at his college, Eustace was allowing himself a little relaxation, in the hope, he told me, of repairing the inroads which severe application to study had made upon his health; and I was happy to conclude, from the excellent physical condition in which I saw him, that the remedy had already been attended with very desirable success.
After the hundred days of hard toil and absolute abstinence, in the pink of physical condition, bulging with health, over-spilling with spirits that had long been pent by discipline and circumstance, of course we would have a drink or two.
Well, it must need have done so or killed him, for a man of Perry's former physical condition could not long have survived the dangers and rigors of the primi-tive life of the inner world.
He could not, in his present physical condition, have harmed the girl, nor could he have climbed the rude ladder back to the shelter.
Constant terror, perhaps, had had as much to do with his physical condition as had improper food.
Contrast the physical condition of the Irish with that of the North American Indian, or the South Sea Islander, or any other savage race before it was degraded by contact with the civilized man.
Warmth, rest, and plenty to eat, cured his hacking cough and put him in as good physical condition as was possible for his advanced years.
His wretched physical condition explained why he lingered; and when he had recuperated, after several days' sojourn, he disappeared.
The author of the 'Vestiges of Creation' would, I presume, say that, after a certain unknown number of generations, some bird had given birth to a woodpecker, and some plant to the misseltoe, and that these had been produced perfect as we now see them; but this assumption seems to me to be no explanation, for it leaves the case of the coadaptations of organic beings to each other and to their physical conditions of life, untouched and unexplained.

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