What is insufficiency?

  • (noun): (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on insufficiency:

Addison's Disease
... Addison’s disease (also chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, and hypoadrenalism) is a rare, chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce ... The condition arises from problems with the adrenal gland, "primary adrenal insufficiency", and can be caused by damage by the body's own immune system, certain infections ... Addison's disease is also known as chronic primary adrenocortical insufficiency, to distinguish it from acute primary adrenocortical insufficiency ...
Critical Illness-related Corticosteroid Insufficiency - Symptoms
... The best known feature that suggests a possible underlying adrenal insufficiency is low blood pressure despite resuscitation with intravenous fluids ... In some patients a specific reason for adrenal insufficiency can be suspected, such as prior intake of corticosteroids that suppressed the HPA axis, or use of enzyme inducing drugs such as phenytoin ... Several blood test abnormalities can suggest corticosteroid insufficiency, such as hypoglycaemia, hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, hypercalcemia, neutropenia, eosinophilia ...
Accommodative Insufficiency
... Accommodative insufficiency (AI) involves the inability of the eye to focus properly on an object ... percent of children diagnosed with CI (convergence insufficiency) also demonstrate AI ...
Critical Illness-related Corticosteroid Insufficiency
... Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) is a form of adrenal insufficiency in critically ill patients who have blood corticosteroid levels which are ... response to corticosteroids, this adrenal insufficiency constitutes a negative prognostic factor for intensive care patients ... The exact definition of this condition, the best ways to test for corticoid insufficiency in critically ill patients, and the therapeutic use of (usually low doses) of corticosteroids remains a subject of ...
Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
... Pulmonary valve insufficiency (or incompetence, or regurgitation) is a condition where the pulmonary valve is not strong enough to prevent backflow to the right ventricle ... primary pathological mechanisms causing Pulmonary Valve insufficiency are dilatation of the pulmonic valve ring, acquired alteration of pulmonic valve leaflet morphology ...

More definitions of "insufficiency":

  • (noun): A lack of competence.
    Synonyms: inadequacy