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imbalance

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noun im·bal·ance \(ˈ)im-ˈbal-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of imbalance

  1. :  lack of balance :  the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion: asa:  loss of parallel relation between the optical axes of the eyes caused by faulty action of the extrinsic muscles and often resulting in diplopiab:  absence of biological equilibrium <a vitamin imbalance> <if the ductus arteriosus fails to close, a circulatory imbalance results—E. B. Steen & Ashley Montagu>c:  a disproportion between the number of males and females in a population

imbalanced \-ən(t)st\play adjective




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