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dysfunction

Med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part

dysfunction

or

disfunction

any social activity seen as making a negative contribution to the maintenance or effective working of a functioning SOCIAL SYSTEM. See FUNCTIONALISM.

dysfunction

[‚dis′fəŋk·shən]
(medicine)
Impaired or abnormal functioning of a body part.
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Evaluation of marketed brands and pipeline agents for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and female sexual dysfunction disorders.
Insights from interviews with seven leading US and European key opinion leaders in the field of male and female sexual dysfunction.
The erectile dysfunction market will remain the most attractive and accepted one among the different sexual dysfunction disorders for the foreseeable future, although Johnson & Johnson is well positioned to develop the premature ejaculation area with the launch of Priligy (dapoxetine) in the EU.
In the only good published study, 30 Korean men with erectile dysfunction who took 1,800 mg of Korean red ginseng every day for three months were more likely to report greater sexual desire and erectile function than 30 similar men who took a placebo.
It also reduced by half the time that rats with erectile dysfunction needed between successive couplings.
The cigarette smokers were nearly twice as likely to experience erectile dysfunction (ED) as those who didn't smoke," says Feldman.
The type of heart disease can also affect sexual dysfunction.
The results showed 65% of the hospitalized patients reported sexual dysfunction as compared to 24% in the control group (Abramov, 1976).
However, opioid use often results in opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OBD), a combination of symptoms including constipation, nausea, abdominal discomfort, bloating and loss of appetite.
In 3Q 2006, Progenics Pharmaceuticals plans to initiate a United States pivotal phase 3 study in patients at high risk for developing post-operative bowel dysfunction (POBD), and Wyeth plans to initiate additional studies abroad.
Funded by an educational grant from The Upjohn Company (NYSE: UPJ), the informative, easy-to-read brochure emphasizes the need for couples to work together to overcome erectile dysfunction.
Sexual difficulties such as erectile dysfunction can make a relationship stressful," says urologist Tom F.