a disease in which there is an abnormal change in the function of an organ, but no structural alteration in the tissues involved (opposed to organic disease).
Words nearby functional disease
Origin of functional disease
First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for functional disease
a disease in which there is no observable change in the structure of an organ or partCompare organic disease
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