Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to out-of-body experience: Astral projection
the experience of one's self, including mind and sensation, existing extracorporeally; reported as a near-death phenomenon.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
out-of-body experienceA scientifically unproven phenomenon in which a person allegedly leaves his or her physical body and has a sensation of floating at some distance from it. OOBEs have been associated with mental or physical events in the form of stress, trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation or overload, psychedelic or dissociative drugs, hallucinations and dream-like state.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
out-of-body ex·pe·ri·ence(owt bodē ek-spērē-ĕns)
Perception of one's self, including mind and sensation, existing extracorporeally; reported as a near-death phenomenon.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012