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functional disease

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a disease in which there is an abnormal change in the function of an organ, but no structural alteration in the tissues involved ( organic disease ).


functional disease

noun

  1. a disease in which there is no observable change in the structure of an organ or part Compare organic disease


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Word History and Origins

Origin of functional disease1

First recorded in 1870–75

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Example Sentences

Pruritus is a functional disease of the skin, the sole symptom of which is itching, there being no structural change.

When we have to deal in practice with a case of functional disease, discrimination is obligatory from the standpoint of prognosis.

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