(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)
2. A morbid or vitiated condition of the blood; especially, when resulting from mineral poisoning.
2. Any dysfunction of the endocrine system.
2. A term applied to various intestinal disorders; especially, of the colon, marked by inflammation of the mucous membrane.
It is characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea with passage of mucus or blood, griping pains, and some fever.
The cause is a bacterial or a viral infection, infestation by protozoa or parasitic worms, or chemical irritants.
2. A difficulty or derangement of sensation, or of any bodily senses; also applied to a class of diseases of which this is a symptom: The hospital team diagnosed Sarina as having dysesthesia because of the range of neurological symptoms which she was experiencing.
3. Abnormal sensations experienced with the absence of any stimulations: Mike was upset by the unusual dysesthesias he was feeling on his left arm and so he went to see a neurologist.
4. An unusual distortion of the sense of touch: As a result of the dysesthesia which he had developed, Oscar noticed that even the soft velvet cushion on the chair felt hard and scratchy.
Dysesthesia may be caused by some abnormal organic or mental conditions.
- A dental dysfunction or an abnormal use of the teeth.
- Minimal brain dysfunction or a mental deficit disorder.
Examples of dysfunctions:
2. Unable to function emotionally as a social unit.
3. In medicine, unable to function normally as a result of disease or impairment.