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 Dictionary entry overview: What does physiological condition mean? 

  The noun PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION has 1 sense:

1. the state of the body or bodily functions

  Familiarity information: PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1physiological condition [BACK TO TOP]


The state of the body or bodily functions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


physiological condition; physiological state

Hypernyms ("physiological condition" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "physiological condition"):

oligospermia (insufficient spermatozoa in the semen)

cellularity (the state of having cells)

potence; potency (the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse)

fecundity; fertility (the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring)

good health; healthiness (the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease)

vitalisation; vitalization (the state of being vitalized and filled with life)

rigor mortis (temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death)

gestation; maternity; pregnancy (the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus)

false pregnancy; pseudocyesis (physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant)

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)

myasthenia (any muscular weakness)

addiction; dependance; dependence; dependency; habituation (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)

analgesia (absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness)

intoxication; poisoning; toxic condition (the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance)

blockage; obstruction (the state or condition of being obstructed)

cold sweat (concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear)

amyxia (a condition in which no mucus in produced)

hypopigmentation (unusual lack of skin color)

hyperpigmentation (unusual darkening of the skin)

sedation (a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent)

emmetropia ((ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina)

dilatation; distension; distention (the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions)

muscularity (the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle)

hypothermia (subnormal body temperature)

sleep; slumber (a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended)

arousal (a state of heightened physiological activity)

anhidrosis; anhydrosis (failure of the sweat glands)

anaesthesia; anesthesia (loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness)

agalactia; agalactosis (a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered)

torpidity; torpor (a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility)

angiotelectasia (dilation and enlargement of arterioles)

acathexia (an inability to retain bodily secretions)

incompatibility ((immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue))

bloodiness (the state of being bloody)

sleep; sopor (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))

normothermia (normal body temperature)

hyperthermia; hyperthermy (abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer))

oxygen debt (a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest)

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)

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)

hypercapnia; hypercarbia (the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood)

anestrum; anestrus; anoestrum; anoestrus (applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus)

estrus; heat; oestrus; rut (applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity)

flection; flexion; flexure (the state of being flexed (as of a joint))

flatulence; flatulency; gas (a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal)

wakefulness (a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world)

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