dysfunction

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dysfunction

any consequence of an activity which inhibits the achievement of the desired objective. In the study of ORGANIZATIONS, dysfunctions refer to those aspects of organizations which are essential to the organization's proper functioning but at the same time detract from organizational performance. For instance, a justifiable emphasis on following the correct procedures can also stifle the flexibility that is often needed in work situations. See GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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Researchers also have connected being female with an increased risk of coronary microvascular dysfunction, so these findings are particularly important for women to take note of.
In the last study quoted, the authors concluded that coronary microvascular dysfunction is present in approximately one half of women who show up in the emergency room with chest pain in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease, and this microvascular dysfunction cannot be predicted by risk factors for atheroslerosis nor by hormonal imbalances.