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Encyclopedia > Dysfunctional

English

Etymology

From the Greek dys, meaning bad or abnormal, and the English function.


Noun

dysfunction (plural dysfunctions)

  1. the breakdown or abnormal behaviour of a function. It usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ, a mental disorder or the improper behavior of a social group.

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Ulnar nerve dysfunction (950 words)
Ulnar nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation in the wrist and hand caused by damage to the ulnar nerve.
Ulnar nerve dysfunction is a common form of peripheral neuropathy.
Dysfunction of a single nerve group (such as the ulnar nerve) is classed as mononeuropathy.
erectile dysfunction under age 40: etiology and role of contributing factors (1544 words)
Erectile dysfunction in younger patients and in patients with primary impotence is due mainly to organic causes, usually vascular in origin.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), known as an inability to achieve or maintain erection with sufficient rigidity and duration to permit satisfactory sexual performance, is an age dependent disorder.
The ratio of organic to psychogenic male sexual dysfunction has been reported to be directly proportional to age; with 70 % of men under 35 years of age having psychogenic ED and 85 % of men over 50 years of age having organic ED.
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