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a method of prepared childbirth using mental and physical training aimed at preventing pain and modifying the perception of painful sensations associated with normal uncomplicated childbirth; see also lamaze method. adj., adj psychoprophylac´tic.
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Psychotherapy directed toward the prevention of emotional disorders and the maintenance of mental health.
[psycho- + prophylaxis]
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psychoprophylaxis(si?ko-pro?fi-lak'sis) [ psych- + prophylaxis]
In obstetrics, a method of mental and physical preparation for natural childbirth.See: natural childbirth; Lamaze method
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