dysfunction

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Related to Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord nodules

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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Vocal cord dysfunction, an important differential diagnosis of severe and implausible bronchial asthma.
Those who are deconditioned or who have vocal cord dysfunction will recover within 2 or 3 minutes, but those with asthma will require 30 to 60 minutes to recover.
Alternative diagnoses in difficult asthma * COPD * Bronchiectasis * Congestive cardiac failure * Central airway obstruction * Cystic fibrosis * Recurrent pulmonary embolism * Pulmonary hypertension * Recurrent aspiration * Vocal cord dysfunction * Dysfunctional breathing * Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis * Churg-Strauss syndrome * Psychological disorders Table IV.
These included tracheal stenosis requiring surgical resection and dilation (two patients), disability from heterotopic ossification of the knees and elbows (four patients), frozen shoulder (two patients), vocal cord dysfunction and voice changes (one patient), reactive airway disease (four patients), and dental implants after tooth damage acquired in the ICU (one patient).
For those patients especially, the possibility of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) must be kept in mind when doing a work-up for airway problems, said lead investigator Dr.