posthypnotic suggestion

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Related to posthypnotic suggestion: posthypnotic amnesia, hypnosis, dissociation


1. the act of offering an idea for action or for consideration of action.
2. an idea so offered.
3. in psychiatry, the process of causing uncritical acceptance of an idea.
hypnotic suggestion one imparted to a person in the hypnotic state.
posthypnotic suggestion implantation in the mind of a subject during hypnosis of a suggestion to be acted upon after recovery from the hypnotic state.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

post·hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

suggestion given to a subject under hypnosis for certain actions to be performed after the subject is "awakened" from the hypnotic trance.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

posthypnotic suggestion

A suggestion made to a hypnotized person that specifies an action to be performed after awakening, often in response to a cue.
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posthypnotic suggestion

Hypnosis The interjection of an 'alien' thought into the mind of a Pt undergoing hypnosis, which would compel him to commit an act that he would not normally commit. PS: Commonly occurs in grade B movies. See Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

(hip-not'ik sŭg-jes'chŭn)
A direction given to a hypnotized subject for an activity that occurs during the trance or after; subject is not aware of such order and is purported to follow such direction regardless (e.g., smoking cessation).
Synonym(s): posthypnotic suggestion.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

posthypnotic suggestion

A command to a hypnotized person to perform a specified action after restoration from the hypnotic state.
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