dys-

(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)

dysemia, dysaemia
1. Any abnormal condition or disease of the blood.
2. A morbid or vitiated condition of the blood; especially, when resulting from mineral poisoning.
dysendocrinism, dyscrinism, dysendocriniasis, dysendocrinia, dysendocrisiasis
1. A disorder of endocrine function.
2. Any dysfunction of the endocrine system.
dysenteric
dysentery
1. Any of various intestinal inflammations characterized by abnormal pain and intense diarrhea.
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.

dysequilibrium
Any disturbance of the equilibrium in any physiological system.
dyserethism
A condition of slow response to stimuli.
dysergia
Lack of harmonious action between the muscles concerned in executing any definite voluntary movement.
dysesthesia (s) (noun), dysesthesias (pl)
1. Abnormal sensations on the skin; such as, a feeling of numbness, tingling, prickling (as if with pins and needles), burning, or cutting pain: When Mildred sleeps on one of her arms, she sometimes wakes up with dysesthesia which involves arm tingles and she suspects that such feelings are caused by a pinched nerve.
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.

dysesthetic
dysfunction (s) (noun), dysfunctions (pl)
An inadequate or impaired action of a bodily organ or part.

    Examples of dysfunctions:

  • A dental dysfunction or an abnormal use of the teeth.
  • Minimal brain dysfunction or a mental deficit disorder.
dysfunctional
1. Failing to perform the function that is normally expected.
2. Unable to function emotionally as a social unit.
3. In medicine, unable to function normally as a result of disease or impairment.
dysfunctioning
A medical abnormality in the functioning of an organ or other part or system of the body.
dysgalactia
Poor or inadequate milk production; disordered milk secretion.
dysgenesis
Defective or abnormal development, particularly in the embryo.
dysgenic
Relating to, or causing the biological impairment or deterioration of a strain or race; especially of humans.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "bad, wrong": caco-, kako-; mal-; mis-; pessim-; sceler-.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "slow, slowness, slow of, sluggish": lent-; tard-.