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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The increasing risk of sexually transmitted diseases, narrowing of insurance coverage for erectile dysfunction treatment, growing threat from counterfeit drugs, and presence of social stigma in developing countries are some factors limiting penetration rates.
"These findings suggest that men with a history of head injury may benefit from discussions with their health care clinicians regarding testosterone deficiency and sexual dysfunction," the authors write.
The company's CF602 drug candidate previously demonstrated a robust positive effect in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in preclinical studies.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined by the consistent or recurrent inability to attain or maintain penile erection adequate for sexual intercourse.1 Epidemiological studies have suggested that more than 30 million males in United States are affected by ED.2 QJ Zhang and his colleagues reported that the prevalence of ED is 26.1% in the three major cities of Beijing, Chongqing and Guangzhou in China.3 Penile erection is a complex process involving psychogenic and hormonal input.4 Endocrine disorders, hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia and thyroid diseases, are common risk factors of ED.5,6 Previous studies have reported that in overt hypothyroidism, the ratio of ED reach up to 52.1% and moreover overt thyroid function failure adversely affects erectile function among males.7,8
Conclusion: High frequency of hyperuricemia occurs in patients with thyroid dysfunction. Therefore in patients presenting with thyroid dysfunction, evaluation of underlying hyperuricemia should be considered by the clinicians.
Despite these commonalities, erectile dysfunction has never been studied as an independent risk factor for heart disease in men.
In the CKD group, patients aged below and above 50 years were compared with regard to anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction parameters.
The endothelial dysfunction results in decreased bioavailability of vasodilators, specifically the nitric oxide (NO).
To the best of our knowledge, there is no study using multivariable analysis to determine the predictors of antidepressant-emergent sexual dysfunction. This study aimed to investigate early evolution, tolerability, and predictors of antidepressant-emergent sexual dysfunction in patients with anxiety or depressive disorder.
It may occur long before the systolic performance starts to fail and that is why in recent years LV diastolic dysfunction and its assessment have become a centre of attraction for many investigators.
Aging men that visit their doctors to get erectile dysfunction drugs often have no idea what causes this condition.
The researchers also examined the relationship between sexual dysfunction and psychological factors, and found statistically significant positive associations with anxiety and depression.