Dysfunction meaning

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Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.
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Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
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Abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning, as of a bodily organ or part.
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Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
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A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.
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Dysfunction is defined as an abnormality or impairment, or a deviation from accepted social behavior.

When your kidneys are not able to filter out waste, this is an example of kidney dysfunction.

When a group of teens engages in drinking and other unwanted behaviors, this is an example of dysfunction.

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Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.
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Origin of dysfunction

dys- +‎ function