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unphysiological

Syllabification: un·phys·i·o·log·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌənˌfizēəˈläjək(ə)l
 
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Definition of unphysiological in English:

adjective

Not in accordance with normal physiological conditions.
Example sentences
  • These methods, however, lack resolution and demand unphysiological study conditions.
  • These guidelines do not recommend oestrogen priming because it is really an unphysiological manoeuvre in the prepubertal child.
  • The most parsimonious explanation for this unphysiological result is a calibration error and wandering baseline.

Derivatives

unphysiologic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • They quote advice given in 1944 to always consider ‘bed rest as a highly unphysiologic and definitely hazardous form of therapy, to be ordered only for specific indications and discontinued as early as possible.’
  • They no longer act as gentle restrainers of function, as preventives of unphysiologic waste, but as poisons.
  • A method is also described for detecting unphysiologic tendon translation denoting tendon instability in the carpal tunnel of a person who engages in repetitive hand motion.

unphysiologically

2
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • If ATP hydrolysis occurred at unphysiologically low ATP concentration, a three-stepped rotation was detected.
  • At unphysiologically low temperatures, both the ATPase rates and mechanical properties are slower with slow than with fast muscle preparations.
  • Imaging under TIRFM is restricted to a thin layer underneath the plasma membrane, which adheres unphysiologically to the coverglass.

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