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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.
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dysfunction

[‚dis′fəŋk·shən]
(medicine)
Impaired or abnormal functioning of a body part.
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Waist circumference, systolic blood pressure or aortic stiffness has an independent association with coronary microvascular dysfunction. These results can suggest the overall effect of MetS on the function and structure of the aorta and coronary arteries.
Indeed, in patients with cardiomyopathy, the degree of coronary microvascular dysfunction is an independent predictor of cardiac events, increased progression of heart failure and relative risks of death (79).
Women with anemia were also found to have higher levels of inflammatory markers than were the other subjects, so it is possible that inflammatory mediators may play a role in both the anemia and the coronary microvascular dysfunction that led to adverse outcomes, the researchers said.