functional congestion n.
Increased flow of blood to an organ while it is functioning. Also called physiologic congestion.
- Functional database
database, language A database which uses a functional language as its query language. Databases would seem to be an inappropriate application for functional languages since, a purely functional language would have to return a new copy of the entire database every time (part of) it was updated. To be practically scalable, the update mechanism must […]
- Functional deafness
functional deafness n. See psychogenic deafness.
- Functional dependency
database Given a relation R (in a relational database), attribute Y of R is functionally dependent on attribute X of R and X of R functionally determines Y of R (in symbols R.X -> R.Y) if and only if each X in R has associated with it precisely one Y in R (at any one […]
noun, Pathology. 1. 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 ). noun 1. a disease in which there is no observable change in the structure of an organ or part Compare organic disease