psychophysiologic disorder


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psy·cho·so·mat·ic dis·or·der

, psychophysiologic disorder
a disorder characterized by physical symptoms of psychic origin, usually involving a single organ system innervated by the autonomic nervous system; physiologic and organic changes stem from a sustained disturbance.

psychophysiologic disorder,

any of a large group of mental disorders that is characterized by the dysfunction of an organ or organ system controlled by the autonomic nervous system and that may be caused or aggravated by emotional factors. The disorders are named and classified according to the organ system involved, such as cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and GI. Also called psychosomatic illness, psychosomatic reaction.

psy·cho·so·mat·ic dis·or·der

, psychophysiologic disorder (sī'kō-sŏ-mat'ik dis-ōr'dĕr, sī'kō-fiz'ē-ŏ-loj'ik)
A disorder characterized by physical symptoms of psychic origin, usually involving a single organ system innervated by the autonomic nervous system; physiologic and organic changes stem from a sustained disturbance.
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A psychophysiologic disorder is "any of a large group of mental disorders that is characterized by the dysfunction of an organ or organ system controlled by the autonomic nervous system and that may be caused or aggravated by emotional factors.
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