dysfunction

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dysfunction

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

dysfunction

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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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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 type of heart disease can also affect sexual dysfunction.
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.
Comedicus Incorporated, which is privately held, develops restenosis systems for cardiovascular and vascular dysfunctions.