|—n , pl -ces|
|the technical name for phantom pregnancy|
pseudocyesis pseu·do·cy·e·sis (sōō'dō-sī-ē'sĭs)
A usually psychosomatic condition, occurring in both males and females, in which physical symptoms of pregnancy are manifested without conception. Also called false pregnancy, pseudopregnancy.
disorder that may mimic many of the effects of pregnancy, including enlargement of the uterus; cessation of menstruation; morning sickness; and even labour pains at term. The cause may be physical-the growth of a tumour or hydatidiform mole in the uterus-or emotional
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