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dysfunction

Med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

dysfunction

[‚dis′fəŋk·shən]
(medicine)
Impaired or abnormal functioning of a body part.
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Vocal cord dysfunction: don't mistake it for asthma.
Identification of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) and other diagnoses in patients admitted to an inner city university hospital asthma center.
The cause of vocal cord dysfunction remains undiagnosed in a number of cases and named as idiopathic.
In mean time of 5 months 22.8% cases of idiopathic vocal cord dysfunction resolved13.
Clinical features of vocal cord dysfunction. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 152(4), 1382-1386.
She also noted that four of seven patients who presented with a diagnosis of cough, which may indicate asthma, had methacholine challenges with laryngoscopy that showed vocal cord dysfunction; the three other patients were diagnosed with vocal cord dysfunction based on their exam and testing.
Does this sound like vocal cord dysfunction? Does this sound like exercise-induced asthma?
The finding suggests that aggressive diagnosis and management of patients with ambulatory vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) may have a significant impact on health care utilization, said Dr.
When the diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction is suspected, a blunted inspiratory limb of the flow volume loop lends some diagnostic support.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Vocal cord dysfunction is gaining increasing recognition as a fairly common condition that is often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated as asthma.
SAN DIEGO -- Vocal cord dysfunction tends to be a confusing disorder that presents a diagnostic challenge, said Dr.