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functional disorder

[¦fəŋk·shən·əl dis′ȯrd·ər]
(medicine)
A disorder in which the performance of an organ or organ system is abnormal, but not as a result of known changes in structure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition in order to search and treat considering the recognition standards such as DSMIV(16) and rheumatology,(17) it is needed that this criteria help recognition and treatment of the functional disorders based on signs.(7)
Paired t-tests were conducted to compare differences in the CSA of the MF, weight bearing, pain, and functional disorders in the experimental group and the control group before and after the stabilization exercises.
A functional disorder like IBS, says Dr Fayyad, is a lot like having a car which is in running condition but always giving trouble because of dust clogging up its engine.
Uneconomical gait, collapsing weakness, hemi-sensory loss for all modalities to the midline are further signs that may be seen in functional disorders, but all physical signs have limited sensitivity, specificity, and inter-rater reliability and restricted evidence base.
In general, cases of functional disorder were correctly categorized by the medical nurses and registrars.
Rather, your problems may be the result of a "functional disorder." A functional disorder is one in which there are no signs of disease, and yet your intestinal tract sometimes does not seem to function properly.
Unfortunately, SIBO is another functional disorder that is largely ignored and thereby undiagnosed and untreated.
Creed, "Psychopathology of functional disorder of the gut," in Functional Disorders of the Gut: A Handbook for Clinicians, S.
IBS is a "functional disorder", meaning there is no known cause or cure.
Biliary colic without gallstones--also known as BD or acalculous cholecystitis--is a functional disorder of the gallbladder or bile duct.

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