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bi·o·rhythm

 (bī′ō-rĭth′əm)
n.
An innate, cyclical biological process or function.

bi′o·rhyth′mic (-rĭth′mĭk) adj.

biorhythm

(ˈbaɪəʊˌrɪðəm)
n
(Physiology) a cyclically recurring pattern of physiological states in an organism or organ, such as alpha rhythm or circadian rhythm; believed by some to affect physical and mental states and behaviour
ˌbioˈrhythmic adj
ˌbioˈrhythmically adv

bi•o•rhythm

(ˈbaɪ oʊˌrɪð əm)

n.
an innate periodicity in an organism's physiological processes, as sleep and wake cycles.
[1960–65]
bi`o•rhyth′mic, adj.
bi`o•rhyth•mic′i•ty (-ˈmɪs ɪ ti) n.

bi·o·rhythm

(bī′ō-rĭth′əm)
A recurring biological process, such as sleep, that is controlled by the circadian rhythms of an organism.
Translations

biorhythm

[ˈbaɪəʊrɪðəm] Nbiorritmo m

biorhythm

[ˈbaɪəʊˌrɪðəm] nbioritmo

biorhythm

n ritmo biológico
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The Nobel laureates, using fruit flies as a model organism, isolated a gene that controls the normal daily biological rhythm. They exhibited that this gene encodes a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night, and degrades during the day.
There will be times, of course, where you have some late nights on the weekend, but the least you can do is stick to a tight schedule during the week and understand how a night on the town affects your biological rhythm.
He also said the bill recognizes the need for additional medical compensation in exchange for the foregone health and wellness benefits of following the ordinary and natural biological rhythm of the human body.
In mammals, the circadian clock is controlled by an area of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) which pulls every cell in the body into the same biological rhythm. It receives information from a specialised system in the eyes, separate from the mechanisms we use to 'see', which senses the time of day by detecting environmental light, synchronising the clock to local time.
The circadian rhythm is the most well-studied biological rhythm because it controls the structures responsible for the generation and synchronization of biological rhythms that correspond to 24-hour environmental cycles, that is, day and night.
"Sleep is a biological rhythm. It doesn't change right away."
It was only when Hall, Rosbash and Young used fruit flies to isolate a gene that controls the rhythm of a living organism's daily life that scientists got the first real glimpse at our time-keeping machinery that "explains how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with the Earth's revolutions," the Nobel Prize committee said.
The chronomutagenic effect of Deuterium Oxide on the period and entrainment of a biological rhythm. Biological Bulletin, 1972, vol.
The human biological rhythm is tied into earth's rotation, making individuals who suffer cluster from headaches encounter unrelenting head pain.
In mammals, the circadian clock is controlled by an area of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) which pulls every cell in the body into the same biological rhythm. It receives information from a specialized system in the eyes, separate from the mechanisms we use to 'see', which senses the time of day by detecting environmental light, synchronizing the clock to local time.
Maheshwari (biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) explains to students and researchers how fungi can be used to investigate such biological mysteries as aging and death; gene silencing; biological rhythm; mating processes; the biogenesis of intracellular organelles; adaptations to hostile habitats where no other eukaryotic organism can survive; the structure of natural populations; speciation; and because of their small genomes, the connections between genes, proteins, and metabolic and signaling pathways.
"The sleep-time benefit of giving the ACE inhibitor correlates with the biological rhythm of this hormone," she said.

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