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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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Risk factors for erectile dysfunction and CV disease are similar - including older age, smoking, obesity and diabetes, among others.
Erectile dysfunction is an early symptom of artery disease.
He said while the sudden onset of erectile dysfunction can be due to psychological reasons or stress, a progressive worsening in sexual dysfunction has to be taken seriously.
Conclusion Illicit use of cannabis is a strong predictor of recreational sildenafil use among patients without erectile dysfunction.
For this study, investigators enrolled 30 men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, performed andrologic examinations, and assessed their levels of homocysteine and lipoprotein.
The bottom line: More men with erectile dysfunction said that they were helped by large amounts of ginseng than by a placebo.
As a result, physicians should ask all men in their practice who are older than 25 about erectile dysfunction at every office visit, he said.
The reasons gay men turn to erectile dysfunction treatments more readily than their straight peers are numerous and complex, but much of the explanation may be rooted in gay male culture's idolization of youth and sexual prowess, says Tony Mills, an openly gay Los Angeles physician and the 1998 International Mr.
In the interim, 119 men had developed mild erectile dysfunction; 70, moderate erectile dysfunction; and 72, severe or complete erectile dysfunction.
The company has pioneered new treatments for some of the world's most debilitating conditions including asthma, Parkinson's disease, drug addiction, erectile dysfunction and surgical adhesions.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsors programs aimed at understanding the causes of erectile dysfunction and finding treatments to reverse its effects.
population, one million new cases of erectile dysfunction will emerge annually between now and 2025, according to unpublished research by McKinlay.