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psychoendocrinology

Pronunciation: si'ko-en'do-kri-nol'o-je

Definition: Study of the interrelationships between endocrine function and mental states, incorporating the idea that variation in physiological hormonal response to stress is related to psychological variables that determine the specific emotional response to that stress.

See: fight or flight response, relaxation response, emergency theory

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