disequilibrium


dis·equi·lib·ri·um

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌē-kwə-ˈli-brē-əm, -ˌe-kwə-\

: a loss or lack of balance

Full Definition of DISEQUILIBRIUM

:  loss or lack of equilibrium

Examples of DISEQUILIBRIUM

  1. The condition is caused by a disequilibrium in the brain's chemistry.

First Known Use of DISEQUILIBRIUM

1840

dis·equi·lib·ri·um

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌē-kwə-ˈlib-rē-əm, -ˌek-wə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dis·equi·lib·ri·ums or dis·equi·lib·ria \-rē-ə\

Medical Definition of DISEQUILIBRIUM

: loss or lack of equilibrium <ionic disequilibrium in a resting nerve cell> <emotional disequilibrium>

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