functional disease


noun Pathology.

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).

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Origin of functional disease

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for functional disease

functional disease

noun

a disease in which there is no observable change in the structure of an organ or partCompare organic disease
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