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somatization

Pronunciation: so'ma-ti-za'shun

Definition: The process by which psychological needs are expressed in physical symptoms; the expression or conversion into physical symptoms of anxiety, or a wish for material gain associated with a legal action following an injury, or a related psychological need.

See Also: somatization disorder

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