- functional disorder
- a condition in which a patient complains of symptoms for which no physical cause can be found. Such a condition is frequently an indication of a psychiatric disorder. Compare organic disorder.
* * *a disorder of physiological function having no known organic basis. Although not strictly correct, the term is often used in psychiatry as roughly equivalent to â€œpsychogenic disorderâ€; in other branches of medicine, to â€œidiopathic disorder.â€
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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