1. degenerative disorder condition leading to progressive loss of function
  2. degenerative arthritis chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
  3. dissociative disorder dissociation so severe that the usually integrated functions of consciousness and perception of self break down
  4. depressive disorder a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
  5. genetic disorder a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  6. inherited disorder a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
  7. nervous disorder a disorder of the nervous system
  8. affective disorder any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
  9. respiratory disorder a disease affecting the respiratory system
  10. congenital disorder a defect that is present at birth
  11. conversion disorder a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
  12. degenerative joint disease chronic breakdown of cartilage in the joints
  13. generative grammar (linguistics) a type of grammar that describes syntax in terms of a set of logical rules that can generate all and only the infinite number of grammatical sentences in a language and assigns them all the correct structural description
  14. anxiety disorder a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
  15. mental disorder a psychological disorder of thought or emotion
  16. major affective disorder any mental disorder not caused by detectable organic abnormalities of the brain and in which a major disturbance of emotions is predominant
  17. generalized anxiety disorder an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
  18. glandular disorder a disorder of the glands of the body
  19. violent disorder violently angry and destructive behavior
  20. attention deficit disorder a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

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