Definition of Functional disorder
1. Noun. Disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified.
Medical Definition of Functional disorder
1. A physical disorder with no known or detectable organic basis to explain the symptoms. See: behaviour disorder, neurosis. Synonym: dynamic disease, functional disease, functional illness. (05 Mar 2000)
Functional Disorder Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Functional Disorder Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Functional Disorder
Literary usage of Functional disorder
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"And this inference is confirmed by the fact, that in phthisis the softening of the coats of the stomach after death, like the functional disorder that ..."
2. A Practical Treatise on the Diagnosis, Pathology, and Treatment of Diseases by Austin Flint (1870)
"BY functional disorder of the heart is meant disturbed action occurring independently ... These affections usually involve more or less functional disorder, ..."
3. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"In most instances functional disorder occasions great anxiety and ... The mental uneasiness caused by a functional disorder in general far exceeds that felt ..."
4. Clinical Medicine: A Systematic Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of by Austin Flint (1879)
"functional disorder OF THE HEART. INCREASED FREQUENCY OF THE HEART'S ACTION, DIMINISHED FREQUENCY OF ... There are several varieties of functional disorder ..."
5. A Dictionary of Medicine: Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics by Richard Quain, Frederick Thomas Roberts, John Mitchell Bruce, Samuel Treat Armstrong (1894)
"The diseases of the heart with which symptoms of functional disorder, though only occasionally occurring, may be complicated, ..."
6. A Manual of medical diagnosis: Being an Analysis of the Signs and Symptoms by Andrew Whyte Barclay (1864)
"Jaundice— functional disorder—§ 5. Gall-stones. Div. II.—Diseases of the Spleen—Change of Structure—Enlargement. DlV. III.—Diseases of the Pancreas—Scirrhus ..."