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hypochondria

 [hi″po-kon´dre-ah]
1. plural of hypochondrium.

hy·po·chon·dri·a·sis

(hī'pō-kon-drī'ă-sis),
A morbid concern about one's own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations; a delusion that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident.
[fr. hypochondrium, regarded as the site of hypochondria, + G. -iasis, condition]

hypochondria

/hy·po·chon·dria/ (-kon´dre-ah)
1. plural of hypochondrium.

hypochondria

(hī′pə-kŏn′drē-ə)
n.
1. The conviction that one is or is likely to become ill even though there is no medical evidence of illness.
2. A psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive concern about having a serious illness. Patients formerly diagnosed with this disorder are now often diagnosed with either somatic symptom disorder (if physical symptoms are present) or illness anxiety disorder (if physical symptoms are not present). Also called hypochondriasis.
3. Plural of hypochondrium.

hypochondria

hy·po·chon·dri·a·sis

(hī'pō-kŏn-drī'ă-sis)
A morbid concern about one's own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations; a delusion that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident.
Synonym(s): hypochondria.
[fr. hypochondrium, regarded as the site of hypochondria, + G. -iasis, condition]

hy·po·chon·dri·a·sis

(hī'pō-kŏn-drī'ă-sis)
A morbid concern about one's own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations; delusion one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident.
Synonym(s): hypochondria.
[fr. hypochondrium, regarded as the site of hypochondria, + G. -iasis, condition]

hypochondria (hī´pōkon´drēə),

n anxiety about disease; a type of neurosis characterized by fear of disease or by simulated disease.