somatic dysfunction


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somatic dysfunction

Osteopathy A defect in structure and/or function, which can be diagnosed by identifying tenderness, asymmetry, restricted motion, and tissue texture changes. See Osteopathy.

somatic dysfunction,

n 1., in psychology, embodied neuroses. The physical manifestation of psycholo-gic defenses.
2., in neuromuscular therapy, an area of limited motion and physical tenderness. Formerly called
neuromuscular lesion.