physiological state


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Noun1.physiological state - 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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The overall goal of the proposal is to determine potential gene expression signatures for anhydrobiosis establishing a transcription profile that is i) characteristic of a particular physiological state and ii) that could possibly reflect the phylogenetic position of a taxon.
Pregnant patients undergo several physiological changes during the course of pregnancy and every dental clinician should be aware of this significant and clinically relevant altered physiological state.
The chemical form of Se and its compartmentalization within the food (Trumble & Sorensen 2008) and the physiological state of the insect (Laskowski 1991) may affect the transfer of this trace element.
Such clients are in a physiological state of vigilance instead of one that allows social engagement.
The panel of target analytes and skin temperature are selected to facilitate an understanding of an individuals physiological state.
The Macquarie University researchers believe inability to inhibit food memories when in a satiated physiological state could then explain the persistent desire for snacks.
Disease (eg, a urinary tract infection) is a measurable physiological state of a patient.
Studies show that the RR positively affects an individual's physiological state, reducing blood pressure and heart rate and changing the activities of genes.
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to investigate the use of passive-exercise and its effects on pain, cytokine levels, and physiological state of critically ill patients.
She said that the physiological state of Shahatit makes him ineligible to stay in jail in light of the lack of proper mental health treatment.
In the mugging example, the client becomes aware of their physiological state (racing heartbeat, sweaty palms, shallow breathing), and behavioral response (feeling unable to leave).
In this regard, of a great practical interest is to study the patterns of change in indicators of the blood of animals and their physiological state during the growth, development, and formation of productive qualities.

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