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psychosomatic disorder

psychosomatic disorder in Medicine

psychosomatic disorder n.
A disorder characterized by physical symptoms resulting from psychological factors, usually involving a ystem of the body such as the gastrointestinal or genitourinary system. Also called psychophysiologic disorder.

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