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dysautonomia

[ dis-aw-tuh-noh-mee-uh ]
/ dɪsˌɔ təˈnoʊ mi ə /
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noun Pathology.

a rare inherited disorder of the autonomic nervous system, occurring mostly in Ashkenazic Jews, characterized by lack of reflexes, abnormal sweating, defective lacrimation and sense perceptions, emotional instability, and motor incoordination.

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Origin of dysautonomia

1970–75; dys- + Greek autonomíaautonomy
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Medical definitions for dysautonomia

dysautonomia
[ dĭs-ô′tə-nōmē-ə ]

n.

Abnormal functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
Familial dysautonomia.
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