biorhythm

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Related to biologic rhythm: circadian rhythm, biological clock

bi·o·rhythm

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

bi′o·rhyth′mic (-rĭth′mĭk) adj.
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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
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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.
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bi·o·rhythm

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

biorhythm

[ˈbaɪəʊrɪðəm] Nbiorritmo m
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biorhythm

[ˈbaɪəʊˌrɪðəm] nbioritmo
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biorhythm

n ritmo biológico
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References in periodicals archive ?
As the authors clearly point out: 'sleep is a biologic rhythm generated by the brain'.
These and other predictable fluctuations in human function, taking place during specific time cycles, are biologic rhythms or circadian rhythms.
As an example of coverage, among the 16 chapters on neuroendrocrinology and pituitary disease are chapters on the development of the pituitary, prolactin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, endocrine and other biologic rhythms, Cushing's syndrome, and the basic physiology and clinical implications of the pineal gland.
An understanding of the biologic rhythms associated with disrupted sleep gives physicians additional perspective on the interaction between mental status and occupational problems.
An understanding of the biologic rhythms associated with disrupted sleep can provide additional perspective on occupational problems.