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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: aw′tō-sŭg-jes′chŭn


  1. Constant dwelling on an idea or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.
  2. Reproduction in the brain of impressions previously received that then become the starting point of new acts or ideas.

See Also: autohypnosis

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