psychosomatic

Of a physical symptom or disease thought to arise from emotional or mental factors. The term `psychosomatic` has been applied to many conditions, including asthma, migraine, hypertension, and peptic ulcers. Whereas it is unlikely that these and other conditions are wholly due to psychological factors, emotional states such as anxiety or d...
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psychosomatic

[adj] - used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis
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Psychosomatic

describes a physical condition that is influenced by psychological or emotional factors
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Psychosomatic

Relating to the mind and the body
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Psychosomatic

Psychosomatic: Relating to both the mind and the body or to the mind-body interrelationships. From the Greek words psych(emacr) meaning the organ of thought and judgment + somatikos meaning the body.
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psychosomatic

<psychiatry> Pertaining to the mind body relationship, having bodily symptoms of psychic, emotional or mental origin. ... Synonym: psychophysiologic. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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psychosomatic

adjective used of illness or symptoms resulting from neurosis
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psychosomatic

(si″ko-so-mat´ik) pertaining to the interrelations of mind and body; having bodily symptoms of psychic, emotional, or mental origin.
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psychosomatic

(psycho- + Gr. soma body) pertaining to the mind-body relationship; having bodily symptoms of psychic, emotional, or mental origin; called also psychophysiologic.
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psychosomatic

psychosomatic 1. A reference to the influence of the mind or higher functions of the brain (emotions, fears, desires, etc.) upon the functions of the body; especially, in relation to bodily disorders or disease.2. Of or pertaining to a physical disorder that is caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors.3. Pertaining to or involving both
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psychosomatic

Type: Term Pronunciation: sī′kō-sō-mat′ik Definitions: 1. Refers to the influence of the mind or psychological functioning of the brain on the physiologic functions of the body relative to bodily disorders or disease and the reciprocal impact of disease on psychological functioning. It can be used pejoratively, especially
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