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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victim of stress related and heritable endocrine dysfunction.
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Hudson and her colleagues, of 10,397 survivors initially treated between 1970 and 1986, 62% reported at least one chronic medical condition, such as endocrine dysfunction, coronary artery disease, infertility, and premature menopause.
In terms of safety, while there is an absence of organ toxicity with opioids, there also is commonly hyperalgesia, respiratory depression, immune suppression, endocrine dysfunction, and a 10%-16% incidence of addiction with chronic use.

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