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Impairment may refer to:

  • In health, any loss or abnormality of physiological, psychological, or anatomical structure or function, whether permanent or temporary. Identifying impairments that contribute to disability, a functional problem for a patient, is a key factor for a health professional to determine appropriate treatment.
  • In accounting, a downward revaluation of fixed assets
  • A classification of poor water quality for a surface water body under the U.S. Clean Water Act