functional disorder

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to functional disorder: organic disorder


1. pertaining to or fulfilling a function.
2. affecting the function but not the structure.
functional disease (functional disorder) a disease or disorder of physiological function having no known organic basis. Although not strictly correct, the term is often used in psychiatry for disorders that are psychogenic and in other branches of medicine to refer to any that are idiopathic.
functional method a type of nursing care delivery system; see nursing practice.

func·tion·al dis·or·der

a disorder characterized by physical symptoms with no known or detectable organic basis. See: behavior disorder, neurosis.

functional disorder

A condition believed to be psychogenic in nature–eg, chronic abdominal pain, low back pain, chronic fatigue, psychogenic chest pain, chronic headaches

func·tion·al dis·or·der

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl dis-ōr'dĕr, di-zēz')
A physical disorder with no known or detectable organic basis to explain the symptoms.
See: behavior disorder, neurosis

func·tion·al dis·or·der

, functional disease (fŭngk'shŭn-ăl dis-ōr'dĕr, di-zēz')
Disease characterized by physical symptoms with no known or detectable organic basis.

Patient discussion about functional disorder

Q. What is the best pathophysiology of colorectal cancer. The pathophysiology just has to be brief and concise. It also has to include nursing considerations for the patient.

A. i'm not sure i understand your you mean what is the best treatment for colorectal cancer? patophysiology is the changes the tissue acquired. if you'll give me more details on what you are looking for i'll be more then happy to help you.

Q. I started to suffer from erectile dysfunction? Why is this happening and what can I do to treat it? I am a healthy 52 year old. I have hypertension but i take pills to treat it and my levels are around 130/80. except that I am at great shape. In the last few months I feel that a problem in my sex life. I want to have sex but i can't due to erectile dysfunction. What can be the reason for this? and more important what can I do?

A. get rize2 it lasts about 4 days,and all you have to do is think about sex
and you get a rock hard erection!!!!!

Q. Im a 29 yr old male that has pain after masturbation seems like the longer i go without the better I feel? Should I not masturbate at all? I have had 2 urethral scricture surguries and my doctor he seen no reason for the pain. I feel less of a man because I want to have a healthy sexual relationship with my partner. Should I quit for a long period of time like 6 months and see if the condition will go away? Do you think I may have imflamation or cause damage to urethra from masturbation? Thanks for your time

A. Hi! My guess would be that the pain you are feeling is being caused by scar tissue that has built up from the surgeries that you've had and when you ejaculate that tissue is being forced to stretch in order to allow the ejaculate to pass through the urethra.My ex Husband had something similar after his vascectomy.

More discussions about functional disorder
References in periodicals archive ?
It is not surprising that elderly medical inpatients should have high rates of both organic and functional psychiatric disorders, given the age, and the well established relationship between physical illness and both delirium and functional disorders such as depression and anxiety in this age group.
2 Functional disorders of masticatory muscles are the most common TMD comp laints of patients seeking treatment in a dental office.
Though, history and physical findings are more specific in kidney disorders like in obstructive uropathies but at times functional disorders with hypoplastic kidneys, tubular disorders and low grade vesicoureteral reflux may remain silent and present with growth failure and malnutrition.
If the data are confirmed, it's possible the double-blind challenge could be used to select gluten-free diet responders and inserted into the diagnostic flow chart for patients with gastrointestinal functional disorders, Dr.
By carefully excluding functional disorders of the pancreatic [beta]-cell and ectopic insulin production (by documenting low C-peptide), a diagnosis offactitious hypoglycemia was made.
of California San Francisco) present a reference outlining specific techniques for performing injections of botulinum toxins in the head and neck for dystonias like blepharospasm; functional disorders like headaches, salivary gland disorders, and Frey's syndrome; and cosmetic applications like forehead and brow repositioning, periorbital rejuvenation, and treatment of facial paralysis and synkinesis.
It is working on the ghrelin peptide agonist, RM-131, intended for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis and other GI functional disorders, as well as the MC4R peptide agonist, RM-493, for obesity and diabetes.
The various disorders revealed in the endocrine system (frequent development of diabetes mellitus), cardiovascular system (strokes and infarctions), liver functional disorders resulting in development of dyslipidemia as well as other features of homeostasis (immune and cytokine system) present the general conception of multifactorial nature of psoriasis (Griffits and Barker, 2007; Langley et al.
Cases address disorders caused by vocal hyperfunction, etiologies of glottal incompetence, functional disorders, those experienced by professional voice users, irritable larynx syndrome, and neurogenic disorders.
State laws and rules vary, but all states require screening for 21 or more of the 29 serious genetic or functional disorders on the panel recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics, the March of Dimes said in its report.

Full browser ?