Hypofunction


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Hypofunction

 

insufficiently intense activity (function) of a given organ, tissue, or system that can also disrupt the vital processes of the organism. (For example, hypofunction of the thyroid gland—diminished output of the hormone thyroxine—results in a lowered metabolic rate and myxedema.)

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Attempts have been made to use xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction for clinical diagnosis of numerous condition [15,17].
Now we see one that results from hypofunction, which raises the intriguing possibility of finding ways to replace the deficient protein.
An increasing number of studies show multiple physiological abnormalities in the fibromyalgia patient, including increased levels of substance P in the spinal cord, low levels of blood flow to the thalamus region of the brain, HPA Axis hypofunction, low levels of serotonin and tryptophan and abnormalities in cytokine function.
Patients with profound hypothyroidism may also have silent adrenal hypofunction that can be exacerbated by thyroid hormone replacement.
PET scans and a fenfluramine challenge showed that the high-lethality individuals appear to have localized prefrontal cortex hypofunction and impaired serotonergic responsivity.
Pilocarpine HCI tablets are indicated for 1) the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth from salivary gland hypofunction caused by radiotherapy for cancer of the head and neck; and 2) the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome.
Determinants of adrenal androgen hypofunction in premenopausal females with rheumatoid arthritis.
nucifera is usually used for the treatment of protracted diarrhea due to hypofunction of the spleen, leukorrhagia, palpitation and insomnia.
Autoantibodies that act like hormone agonists can produce states of hyperfunction or hypofunction when acting as receptor antagonists.
Researchers have earlier shown that subjects with hypofunction of the seminal vesicles have low sperm motility, which itself may cause infertility (29, 30) as reflected in our findings.
Treatment of sexual hypofunction with Cordyceps sinensis.
Part of the challenge in identifying the population with vestibular hypofunction (VH) is the existence of a significant time delay from the onset of symptoms to appropriate referral.