somatogenesis

somatogenesis

[sō′matəjen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, soma + genein, to produce
1 in embryology, the development of the body from the germ plasm.
2 the development of a physical disease or symptoms from an organic pathophysiological cause. Compare psychogenesis. somatogenetic, somatogenic, adj.
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Beecher, 'The Lover's Body: The Somatogenesis of Love in Renaissance Medical Treatises', Renaissance and Reformation, 12 (1988), 1-11.
In any case, by adding psychogenesis to somatogenesis, and psychogenic diseases (for example, perversions) to somatogenic diseases (for example, pneumonia), Freud expanded the conceptual categories of etiology and pathology.