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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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(1) For an extended discussion of the meanings of effort, energy expenditure, physiological state, and physiological potential as they relate to space perception, see the first author's Honors Undergraduate Thesis (Hutchison, 2005).
The result is an abnormal physiological state known as starvation or more commonly as "being on a diet." Although starvation is associated with famine in poor countries, it is also common among busy and dieting athletes.
In one approach, changes in fingerprints correlating to metabolite profiles will be linked to a physiological state, without exact knowledge of fingerprint components.
The antimicrobial action of E-beam irradiation against foodborne bacteria can be impacted by several factors, including irradiation dose, temperature, population and types of bacteria, the physiological state of the organism, the gaseous environment and the preservation method.
Investigations carried out using high-voltage high-frequency methods showed the sensibility of Kirlian luminescence to the change of the physiological state of biological objects (Dakin, 1975; Korotkov, 1995).
Their approach targets a physiological state known as dormancy, which affects weed seeds and root buds.
I used changes in my physiological state to modulate a video image of myself projected onto the wall in front of me.
Every state of consciousness has a corresponding physiological state. Studies published in Scientific American, The American Journal of Physiology, American Psychologist and other journals show that the TM technique induces a fourth state of consciousness, unlike waking, dreaming or sleep states.
If Satan can find that Hell is within him, Milton insists that through temperate diet, postlapsarian humanity can similarly discover "Paradise is ultimately a moral and physiological state rather than a geographical location" (163).
Individualism implies that for any physiological state which realises a given psychological state, necessarily an individual in that physiological state is also in that psychological state.
This, in turn, provides the opportunity to develop a new class of HMI, which we call a tightly coupled interface (TCI), that will procedurally incorporate the physiological state of the human participant.

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