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organic

 [or-gan´ik]
1. pertaining to an organ or organs.
2. having an organized structure.
3. arising from an organism.
4. pertaining to substances derived from living organisms.
5. denoting chemical substances containing covalently bonded carbon atoms.
6. pertaining to or cultivated by use of animal or vegetable fertilizers, rather than synthetic chemicals.
organic anxiety syndrome a term used in a former system of classification for an organic mental syndrome characterized by prominent, recurrent panic attacks or generalized anxiety caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with delirium. Such disorders are now mainly classified as substance-induced anxiety disorders and anxiety disorders due to a general medical condition. See also substance-induced disorders.
organic brain syndrome organic mental syndrome.
organic delusional syndrome a term used in a former system of classification, denoting an organic mental syndrome characterized by delusions caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with clouding of consciousness (delirium), intellectual impairment (dementia), or prominent hallucinations (organic hallucinosis). The disorders are now mainly classified as substance-induced psychotic disorders and psychotic disorders due to a general medical condition. See also substance-induced disorders.
organic disease a disease due to or accompanied by structural changes in organs or tissues.
organic mental disorder a term formerly used to denote any mental disorder with a specifically known or presumed organic etiology; now discouraged because of the implication that other disorders do not have an organic basis. The term was sometimes used as a synonym of organic mental syndrome.
organic mental syndrome former term for a constellation of psychological or behavioral signs and symptoms associated with brain dysfunction of unknown or unspecified etiology, grouped according to symptoms (see also organic mental disorder). The designating of certain conditions as having an organic basis, possibly implying that other conditions do not, is currently discouraged.
organic mood syndrome a term used in a former system of classification, denoting an organic mental syndrome characterized by manic or depressive mood disturbance caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with clouding of consciousness (delirium), intellectual impairment (dementia), or prominent delusions or hallucinations (organic delusional syndrome or organic hallucinosis). Such disorders are now mainly classified as substance-induced mood disorders and mood disorders due to a general medical condition. See also substance-induced disorders.
organic personality syndrome former term for an organic mental syndrome characterized by a marked change in behavior or personality, e.g., emotional instability, marked apathy, or impaired impulse control, caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with delirium, prominent mood disturbance, delusions, or hallucinations. Such disorders are now mainly classified on the basis of etiology, such as those that are substance-induced or are due to a general medical condition.

or·gan·ic dis·ease

a disease in which anatomic or pathophysiologic changes occur in some bodily tissue or organ, in contrast to a functional disorder; particularly one of psychogenic origin.

or·gan·ic dis·ease

(ōr-gan'ik di-zēz')
A disease with anatomic or pathophysiologic changes in some bodily tissue or organ, in contrast to a disorder of psychogenic origin.

or·gan·ic dis·ease

(ōr-gan'ik di-zēz')
Disorder in which anatomic or pathophysiologic changes occur in some bodily tissue or organ, in contrast to a functional disorder.
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The niche that this book could have filled regards the essentials of screening and history taking, red flags, and comprehensive signs and symptoms suggesting organic disease or infection that would indicate medical referral and facilitate early detection.
Regarding the high positive predictive value of FC that we obtained for the pediatric patients (96%), we must emphasize that this is also linked to the high prevalence of organic diseases (70%) in our study group.
In hysterical coma, the EEG will be normal unless the patient has preexisting organic disease or is under pharmacological influence.
"To our knowledge, this is the first population-based study in a randomly selected adult population to evaluate risk factors for functional dyspepsia using the Rome III definition, with careful exclusion of organic disease by upper endoscopy," they said.
NEW YORK -- True brittle diabetes is a rarity, with characteristic blood glucose lability, frequent hospitalizations, and life disruption often reflecting underlying psychiatric or organic disease, according to Dr.
However, a proportion of children presenting with failure to thrive have underlying organic disease that requires investigation and a different form of management.
Pathologist Dr Roger Williams said Mr Hemmings did not suffer a heart attack and had no organic disease.
Organic disease was not evident, but the patient was distressed by these symptoms and was at risk for becoming disabled by them.
After we ruled out organic disease, I introduced the possibility of stress being the cause, but he dismissed that.
A weak nutritional state and failure to thrive are early warning signals of organic disease that will remain present until the underlying condition is successfully treated.
Habit cough is generally managed by exclusion of organic disease, reassurance, addressing any identified stressors, and breathing-control exercises.