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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.

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.

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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.

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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.
This magnet has been developed to address the scientific requirements for increased sensitivity and higher resolution in order to study larger proteins, functional disorder, and macromolecular complexes.
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.
In addition, nursing care after a home-based hospital treatment can be obtained by people who are completely dependent on other care in their daily lives (they have a total functional disorder of somatic diseases with a Bartel index of 20 to 61 points).
as dysfunction of motor coordination, which is causally related to damage, defects or functional disorder of the support of the musculoskeletal system, central or peripheral nervous system.
(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.
This is a particularly accurate system for minimizing the risk of complications of oncological diseases, vascular pathologies and functional disorders for non-invasive stereotactic radiochemical treatment.
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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