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psychoneuroimmunology

Pronunciation: si'ko-nu'ro-im'u-nol'o-je

Definition: An area of study that focuses on emotional and other psychological states that affect the immune system, rendering the patient less or more susceptible to disease or the course of a disease.

[psycho- + neuro- + immunology]

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