Disequilibrium is a term used to describe the lack of or opposite of an equilibrium.
- in medicine:
- in population genetics, linkage disequilibrium is the non-random association of alleles at two or more loci, not necessarily on the same chromosome.
- lack of economic equilibrium
- General disequilibrium
- Status-income disequilibrium, a political term
- ^ Hagberg, B., Sanner, G., & Steen, M. (1972). The dysequilibrium syndrome in cerebral palsy, Clinical aspects and treatment. Acta Pediatrica Scandinavia, 61(suppl. 226), 1–63
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