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functional disease

noun, Pathology
a disease in which there is an abnormal change in the function of an organ, but no structural alteration in the tissues involved (opposed to organic disease).
1870-75 Unabridged
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  • Identification of functional disease and vulnerability markers for diagnosing disease would be helpful.
British Dictionary definitions for functional disease

functional disease

a disease in which there is no observable change in the structure of an organ or part Compare organic disease
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