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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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Immune dysfunction in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM).
2006) Upregulation of PD-1 expression on HIV-specific CD8+ T cells leads to reversible immune dysfunction.
It believed that intimate interactions between gut stable microbiota and immune homeostasis could exist and being imbalanced under influenza viruses caused immune dysfunction.
Chapters provide overviews of topics such as the role of oxidative stress in insulin resistance and the role of supplements in diabetes; discuss how diabetes induces an immune dysfunction syndrome and how supplements can help control it; review government regulations affecting the role of supplement use and community participation in diabetes control; describe the role of foods and herbs in treatment by indigenous people in Canada, India, and the Arab world; and address modulators like vitamin D, essential fatty acids, chromium, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, taurine, and lutein.
Previous studies have shown the effects of intestinal microbes in obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and allergies, and they have been linked to diseases of immune dysfunction.
scientific director of the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) Association of America.
The condition is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS).
Focusing on patterns of disease, as opposed to individual conditions, offers two important venues for environmental health risk reduction: a) Prevention of developmental immunotoxicity and pediatric immune dysfunction, for example, can be used mitigate a number of other diseases; and b) pattern-based treatment of entryway diseases can also be tailored with the aim of disrupting the entire disease pattern and reducing the risk of later-life illnesses connected to underlying immune dysfunction.
ME stands for myalgic encephalopathy but it's also known as post-viral fatigue syndrome or chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome.
Although suppression of HIV replication by antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces immune activation, abnormalities may persist and contribute to residual immune dysfunction and non-AIDS HIV disease.
DM is known to cause immune dysfunction and moderate suppression of the immune system (19).
Most entries have been revised, including those on autism spectrum disorders, atherosclerosis, learning disabilities, neurofibromatosis, polio, rabies, antidepressants, aphasia, AIDS dementia complex, Alzheimer's disease, ADHD, and chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome.
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