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Medical Term:

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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