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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

dysfunction

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] Ndisfunción f
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dysfunction

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

nFunktionsstörung f, → Fehlfunktion f; liver dysfunctionFunktionsstörung fder Leber
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dys·func·tion

n. desorden, trastorno, malfuncionamiento de un órgano o parte.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Before other risk factors were considered, the analysis revealed that more than six per cent of the men with erectile dysfunction experienced these heart problems, whereas these forms of heart disease affected only 2.6 per cent of the men who did not have sexual dysfunctions.
Only 22% of patients with sexual dysfunctions inform their physicians about these complaints [4, 7-11].
VANCOUVER -- Endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of a range of sexual dysfunctions, and depression and anxiety are also common, according to a study conducted among Brazilian women.
Results: In patients 38 (55.1%) had thyroid dysfunctions including both subclinical and true thyroid disease while 31(44.9%) presented with normal thyroid profile.
Sexual dysfunctions can be the cause of infertility or the result of it.
Sexual dysfunctions can be common in both men and women.
Progressive increase in LAVI was seen with increasing severity of diastolic dysfunction. Mean LAVI in normal persons was 23.49[+ or -]4.009 ml/ sqm and in patients with diastolic dysfunction, it was 29.38[+ or -]4.45, 39.44[+ or -]8.19, 44.33[+ or -]5.54 ml/sqm in grade 1, grade2 and grade3 diastolic dysfunctions groups respectively.
Factors contributing to constipation are numerous, but foremost are the neurologic dysfunctions of decreased gastrointestinal motility and loss of gastrocolic reflexes.
Incidence of sexual dysfunctions associated with antidepressant agents: a prospective multi-center study of 1022 outpatients.
Psychological stress factors in erectile dysfunctions. Causal models and empirical results.
Results: Hemodynamic and anatomic disorders including myocardial dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension and patent arterial duct (PDA) were strongly associated with birth asphyxia (P< 0.05).