Definition of dysfunction
- gastrointestinal dysfunction
- family dysfunction
The disease causes gastrointestinal dysfunctions.
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: the condition of having poor and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes within a group of people
medical : the state of being unable to function in a normal way
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