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  • adj. Of or pertaining to biology.
  • adj. Pertaining to a living or a once-living organism.
  • n. An extremely complex drug, vaccine or antitoxin that is made from a living organism, or from products of a living organism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to biology.
  • adj. related by blood; -- of parents and children; -- contrasted with adoptive, adopted, or foster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as biological.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to biology or to life and living things


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  • When I say the word biologic to someone like Josephine, her eyes cross a little, and her mouth gapes, and I can hear her little brain rattling around in her skull like a smooth marble.


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  • Thus the word biologic is a rare thing: a once-useless variant whose time has come.

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  • Because HSA and blood derived products are currently managed by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research division of the FDA, Ampio believes this product will be classified as a biologic.

  • These results indicate the potential for improved long term biologic fixation with Trabecular Metal implants and could result in fewer and less complex revision procedures.

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  • "It demonstrates that Zimmer's unique Trabecular Metal products may significantly reduce bone loss after surgery and may improve long term biologic fixation."

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  • The provision says generics can enter the market after a brand-name biologic enjoys exclusivity for 12 years.

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  • Researchers evaluated 22 randomized, controlled experiments involving more than 10,000 patients to determine if the rates of major adverse cardiovascular events -- including heart attack, stroke or cardiac death -- were affected by use of two types of so-called biologic psoriasis drugs.

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  • President Barack Obama, as part of his 2012 budget proposal, called for cutting the number of years drugmakers could exclusively market brand-name biologic drugs to 7 years from 12.

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  • The company's so-called biologic medicines are among the industry's most complicated to develop and make, and they therefore command high prices.

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