[sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk sɪs, -ˌprɒf ə-/
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 […]
[sahy-koh-sek-shoo-uh l or, esp. British, -seks-yoo-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈsɛk ʃu əl or, esp. British, -ˈsɛks yu-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the relationship of psychological and sexual phenomena. psychosexual /ˌsaɪkəʊˈsɛksjʊəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the mental aspects of sex, such as sexual fantasies psychosexual psy·cho·sex·u·al (sī’kō-sěk’shōō-əl) adj. Of or relating to the mental […]
- Psychosexual development
psychosexual development n. In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the influence that sexual growth has on personality development from birth to adult life, with the phases of sexual maturation designated as oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital.
- Psychosexual dysfunction
psychosexual dysfunction n. A disturbance of sexual functioning, such as impotence, premature ejaculation, or anorgasmy, that may be caused by one’s mental and emotional difficulties concerning sexuality rather than physical disorders.