dysfunction


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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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Figure 22: Global sales for Viagra (sildenafil, Pfizer), Cialis (tadalafil, Eli Lilly) and Levitra (vardenafil, Bayer/GlaxoSmithKline/Merck-Schering-Plough ) for erectile dysfunction ($m) dynamics, 2004-08 94
The Sexual Dysfunction Partnering 2010-2015 provides understanding and access to the sexual dysfunction partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies.
Under these circumstances, the results of an ENG will be normal, but the patient will still exhibit clinical symptoms of vestibular dysfunction with active head movement.
The reasons gay men turn to erectile dysfunction treatments more readily than their straight peers are numerous and complex, but much of the explanation may be rooted in gay male culture's idolization of youth and sexual prowess, says Tony Mills, an openly gay Los Angeles physician and the 1998 International Mr.
As a result, physicians should ask all men in their practice who are older than 25 about erectile dysfunction at every office visit, he said.
In the interim, 119 men had developed mild erectile dysfunction; 70, moderate erectile dysfunction; and 72, severe or complete erectile dysfunction.
Dozens of other products to alleviate female sexual dysfunction, including body creams and even a remote-control device, are currently in clinical trials.
In one, 21 of 24 men with erectile dysfunction who took ArginMax for four weeks reported improvement in their ability to maintain an erection during intercourse, compared to five of 24 men who were given a placebo.
Echoing earlier findings, the study reveals that the so-called single life is not nearly as ribald as imagined: Swinging singles are far from immune from sexual dysfunction.
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