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pathomimesis

pathomimesis in Medicine

pathomimesis path·o·mi·me·sis (pāth'ō-mĭ-mē'sĭs, -mī-)
n.
Mimicry of the symptoms or effects of a disease, whether intentional or unconscious.

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