psychoimmunology


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psychoimmunology

(sī′kō-ĭm′yə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that studies the effects of psychological and social factors on the functioning of the immune system.

psy′cho·im′mu·nol′o·gist n.
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We believe that inflammation is the first step in the development of depression and that this in turn affects serotonin and noradrenaline", says Daniel Lindqvist from the Psychoimmunology Unit at Lund University.
e, fields and subfields like anthropogeography, health psychology, psychoimmunology, human-animal relations, social studies of disease, ethnopharmacology, sociobiology, medical anthropology, cultural studies, critical legal studies, discourse analysis, ethnophilosophy, historical sociology, the law and literature movement, ecofeminism, museum studies - to name only a few of the more recent specialized niches that have been staked out by scholars over the last twenty years.
Wood was a research scientist in the areas of neurochemistry and psychoimmunology.