dysautonomia

noun
dys·​au·​to·​no·​mia | \ ˌdis-ˌȯt-ə-ˈnō-mē-ə How to pronounce dysautonomia (audio) \

Medical Definition of dysautonomia

: a disorder of the autonomic nervous system that causes disturbances in all or some autonomic functions and may result from the course of a disease (as diabetes) or from injury or poisoning especially : familial dysautonomia

Other Words from dysautonomia

dysautonomic \ -​ˈnäm-​ik How to pronounce dysautonomia (audio) \ adjective

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“Dysautonomia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dysautonomia. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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