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biologic Syllabification: bi·o·log·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈläjik/

Definition of biologic in English:


Relating to biology; biological: there is growing interest in the biologic activities of plant extracts in the treatment of disease
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  • A relatively new approach associated with biotech therapeutics uses in vitro diagnostic assays to predict if a drug or biologic product would be effective in treating a particular patient.
  • People who smoke are influenced by multiple interconnected factors, including behavioral, social, environmental, psychological, genetic, and biologic factors.
  • Relatively lower cortisol levels following trauma may constitute a biologic risk factor for PTSD.


(usually biologics) Back to top  
another term for biological (noun). these natural biologics can be as potent as manufactured drugs
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  • The process has worked well for some straightforward drug-device combination products, but for more complex products, particularly those involving biologics, it has faltered.
  • "If you could combine the proven benefits of device therapy with the emerging potential of biologics, you may be able to completely rework the way we think about disease therapy."
  • Finally, to make matters even more complicated, products that meet the definition of a biologic also meet the definition of a drug.

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