- of or affecting a system, specif. an entire system
- Physiol. of or affecting the entire organism or bodily system
- The definition of systemic is something that affects the whole instead of just parts.
When corruption extends throughout the entire government rather than just one or two people, this is an example of systemic corruption.
- Systemic is a group of pesticides that are absorbed into plants causing the plant to become poisonous to anything that feeds on the plant.
An example of a systemic pesticide is DDT.
- Of or relating to systems or a system.
- a. Relating to or affecting the entire body or an entire organism: systemic symptoms; a systemic poison.b. Relating to or affecting a particular body system, especially the nervous system: a systemic lesion.c. Physiology Of or relating to systemic circulation.
Not to be confused with systematic (“methodical").
system +"Ž -ic
- If rash blisters are broken while scratching and begin to show signs of infection (for example, pain, swelling, puss, systemic fever), a doctor should examine them as soon as possible in case antibiotics are necessary.
- According to Dr. William Crook, yeast overgrowth in the gut compromises health on a systemic level and may encourage everything from asthma and psoriasis to digestive tract problems, again depending on overall health.
- Similarly, stroking light fixtures with oils, tenting one's head over a steaming bowl of liquid, or even assembling a humidifier might prove to challenging for folks compromised with the flu or other systemic illness.
- Autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, and systemic lupus erythematosus are sometimes associated with CVID.
- Autoimmune disorder-One of a group of disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, in which the immune system is overactive and has lost the ability to distinguish between self and non-self.