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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

func·tion·al dis·or·der

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

A condition believed to be psychogenic in nature–eg, chronic abdominal pain, low back pain, chronic fatigue, psychogenic chest pain, chronic headaches
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Beneck and Kulig (2012) indicated that decreases in the volume of the MF would deteriorate lumbar stability and cause painful structures or new injuries, thereby inducing pain and functional disorders. Hides et al.
By contrast, the rates of functional disorders identified in this study are at the lower end of the range of those that have been reported previously.
Understanding how physiologic disorders, such as hypochlorhydria, can disrupt gastrointestinal hormones, provides an understanding of how functional disorders develop.
As with other functional disorders there is no specific cure and symptoms are chronic.
Writing about their findings in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, the researchers said that their study improves the outlook for an effective medication against the disease that is frequently played down as a functional disorder.
(32) stated that 27% of 76 women with breast cancer who had ALND had continuous upper extremity functional disorders for 3 months after the surgery.
The chapter for functional disorders addresses the symptoms that many physicians find confounding.
No adaptation to a warm environment by lowering energy intake, promotes relapses of functional disorders, e.g.

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