any of a group of disorders, as tension headache, characterized by physical symptoms that are partly induced by emotional factors.
psychophysiologic disorder psy·cho·phys·i·o·log·ic disorder (sī’kō-fĭz’ē-ə-lŏj’ĭk)
See psychosomatic disorder.
[sahy-koh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of physiology that deals with the interrelation of mental and physical phenomena. psychophysiology /ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of psychology concerned with the physiological basis of mental processes psychophysiology psy·cho·phys·i·ol·o·gy (sī’kō-fĭz’ē-ŏl’ə-jē) n. The study of correlations between the mind, behavior, and bodily mechanisms. Also called […]
noun 1. a person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon.
[sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-/ noun 1. Lamaze method. psychoprophylaxis /ˌsaɪkəʊˌprəʊfɪˈlæksɪs/ noun 1. a method of preparing women for natural childbirth by means of special breathing and relaxation
psychosensory psy·cho·sen·so·ry (sī’kō-sěn’sə-rē) adj. Of or relating to the mental perception and interpretation of sensory stimuli.
noun, plural psychoses [-seez] /-siz/ (Show IPA). Psychiatry. 1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality. 2. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia. noun (pl) -choses (-ˈkəʊsiːz) 1. any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual’s contact with reality […]