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functional

 [fungk´shun-al]
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

(fŭnk'shŭn-ăl),
1. Relating to a function.
2. Not organic in origin; denoting a disorder with no known or detectable organic basis to explain the symptoms.

functional

/func·tion·al/ (funk´shun-al)
1. pertaining to a function.
2. affecting the function but not the structure.

functional

(fŭngk′shə-nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a function.
b. Of, relating to, or indicating a mathematical function or functions.
2. Medicine Involving physiological function rather than anatomical structure.

functional

[fungk′shənəl]
Etymology: L, functio, performance
1 pertaining to a function.
2 affecting the functions but not the structure of an organism or organ system.

func·tion·al

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl)
1. Relating to a function.
2. Not organic in origin; denoting a disorder with no known or detectable organic basis to explain the symptoms.
See: neurosis

functional (neutral) range,

n a painless range of motion in which maintaining proximal stability and proper form occurs during exercise training.

functional

Pertaining to a disorder with no detectable lesion to account for the symptoms. See amblyopia; organic.

func·tion·al

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl)
1. Relating to a function.
2. Not organic in origin; denoting a disorder with no known or detectable organic basis to explain the symptoms.

functional,

adj 1. pertaining to the movements and actions of a part.
2. of or pertaining to the functions of an organ, part, or prosthesis.
functional jaw orthopedics,
n the objectives of activator-type appliances.

functional

pertaining to or fulfilling a function; affecting the function but not the structure. A common qualification when no lesion is found to explain or justify a diagnosis.

functional alveolar emphysema
reversible, uncomplicated bronchiolitis.
functional blindness
blindness in the absence of a lesion, e.g. in nervous acetonemia, pregnancy toxemia.
functional colic
colic in the absence of a structural fault, e.g. spasmodic colic, paralytic ileus.
functional disease
a disease involving body functions but having no known organic basis.
functional ileus
see paralytic ileus.
functional residual capacity (FRC)
the amount of air remaining in the lungs at the end of a normal expiration. Called also FRC, functional residual capacity.
functional tumors
those producing an active substance, usually found in glandular tissue, e.g. pituitary, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid. Because such activity is autonomous and not subject to the normal feedback mechanisms, a syndrome resembling hyperactivity of the gland results, e.g. primary hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism.

Patient discussion about functional

Q. how can models function without eating? whenever I skip lunch I find that I am not feeling well by the afternoon, and according to a magazine I read they basically live on ice(!), diet coke, champaign and cigarettes…

A. Champaign (as all alcoholic drinks) actually contains a significant amount of calories... :-) No one can function with out eating AT ALL, but they do get more used to eating LESS, and their body adjust itself (i.e. uses the food more efficiently) - it's harmful and may damage them in the short and long term, but it's possible.

Q. if a liver has been damaged can it go back to function as normal?

A. the liver is an amazing organ. it's cells divide usually once a year but if it needs, it can recover in a miraculously manner. but it depends on how much damage you did. there is a point that it can go no further. but alcoholism cause cirrhosis. this is scar tissue in the liver- that i'm afraid is not reversible. and most of it's side effects are not too.

Q. Last year my doctor diagnosed that my kidney was not functioning well. Can anyone help me? I’m 50 year old male. Last year my doctor diagnosed that my kidney was not functioning well. I intake western medicine for past one year, but I’m not satisfied with that. I like to move to some other treatment. Can anyone help me?

A. Hello Jude, I understand your problem and I do have a similar issue. Initially I was trying with the western meds and it did not give me the desired results. I have skipped them now and have been taking Chinese herbal medicine and trust me I feel much better. Consult a TCM doctor before taking any supplements to improve your kidneys. I wish you to get well soon!!!

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