Systemic

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Systemic refers to something that is spread throughout, system-wide, affecting a group or system, such as a body, economy, market or society as a whole. Systemic may also refer to:

In medicine[edit]

In medicine, systemic means affecting the whole body, or at least multiple organ systems. It is in contrast with topical or local.

In biology[edit]

  • Systemic acquired resistance, a "whole-plant" resistance response that occurs following an earlier localized exposure to a pathogen
  • Systemic pesticide, a pesticide that enters and moves freely within the organism under treatment

Other uses[edit]

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