dysfunction


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dys·func·tion

 (dĭs-fŭngk′shən)
n.
1. Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
2. Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.

dys·func′tion·al adj.

dysfunction

(dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part
2. (esp of a family) failure to show the characteristics or fulfil the purposes accepted as normal or beneficial

dys•func•tion

(dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. impairment of function or malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body.
2. a consequence of a social activity or structure that undermines a social system.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysfunction - (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
ED, erectile dysfunction, male erecticle dysfunction - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
Translations

dysfunction

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] Ndisfunción f

dysfunction

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] n
(behavioural, emotional)dysfonction f
(physical)dysfonction f

dysfunction

nFunktionsstörung f, → Fehlfunktion f; liver dysfunctionFunktionsstörung fder Leber

dys·func·tion

n. desorden, trastorno, malfuncionamiento de un órgano o parte.

dysfunction

n disfunción f; diastolic — disfunción diastólica; erectile — (ED) disfunción eréctil; temporomandibular joint — disfunción temporomandibular, disfunción de la articulación temporomandibular dysfunctional adj disfuncional
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Sexual dysfunction afflicts 43% of women compared to 31% of men.
Moderate and severe diastolic dysfunction in patients who have normal systolic function increased all-cause mortality, according to a retrospective study.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nearly one-third of trauma patients reported at least some degree of sexual dysfunction a year after injury, according to a multicenter prospective cohort study.
Since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy, there have been numerous reports of increased erectile dysfunction in men, but proving a link is problematic.
In the acute setting following a loss of unilateral vestibular function, one might see evidence of dysfunction involving vestibulo-ocular, vestibulospinal, and vestibulocerebellar reflexes.
Assessment, imaging characteristics, and risk factors of cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are reviewed.
When Jeremy Morse sneaked a little blue Viagra pill from his partner's prescription bottle in 1999, it was curiosity-not medical necessity--that fueled his desire to try the erectile dysfunction drug.
If men with an unfavorable coronary disease risk factor profile can't be persuaded to embrace lifestyle modification to reduce cardiovascular risk, perhaps they will do so to prevent future erectile dysfunction.
According to a much-cited February 1999 article in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 43 percent of all women suffer from sexual dysfunction, as opposed to just 31 percent of all men.
In one, at New York University, Eli Lizza and the late Adrian Zorgniotti gave 15 men with erectile dysfunction a placebo for two weeks, then 2,800 mg of arginine every day for two weeks.
The most revealing snapshot of American sexual practices in half a century has found that sexual dysfunction is far more widespread than previously believed, afflicting women more than men and generally going untreated among both sexes.