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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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We enrolled 20 eyes into the study group (sildenafil 50 mg) and 10 eyes into the control group (sham).
Starting with day 5, animals in group I were treated postoperatively with a therapeutic dose of sildenafil, 10 mg/kg body weight/day, by oropharyngeal gavage, for 30 days (day 5day 34); we utilized sildenafil powder resulting from 100 mg pills dissolved in drinking water, to a final concentration of 40 [micro]g/mL.
Through that stimulation, sildenafil may serve a critical growth of cellular cGMP levels [18].
In our study we have found that the mean value of IPSS improved from 12.8 at the beginning of study to 9.0 (29.6% change) and 8.6 (32.8% change) at the first checkup (six weeks on sildenafil treatment) and at the second/last checkup (after 12 weeks on sildenafil treatment), respectively.
The researchers observed smaller increases in blood pressure for male offspring of rats treated with sildenafil citrate compared to those that did not receive treatment or received a more commonly used blood pressure medication.
It could have been a symptomatic rebound response to the discontinuation of constant intrauterine sildenafil exposure--or it could have been a hint of something more profound.
With regard to dyspnea as measured with the use of the University of California, San Diego, Shortness of Breath Questionnaire, there was no benefit from sildenafil treatment.
Prescriptions for Sildenafil have risen in South Tees too where the number went from 10,591 or one for every 8.9 men to 21,782 or one for every 9.8 men.
Data from the NHS prescription finds that prescriptions of sildenafil have almost doubled over the given timespan, with numbers in Newcastle Gateshead jumping from 17,282 in 2012/2013 to 33,934 in 2018.
As the cost of sildenafil - the drug marketed as Viagra - falls more men seem to be taking the drug.
These generic forms of Sildenafil are cheaper for theNHS- making health chiefs more willing o prescribe it in greater amounts.