- The mutual relation, physiologic or pathologic, between two organs, systems, or parts of the body.
- Mental contagion, as seen in mass hysteria or in the yawning induced by seeing another person yawn.
- An expressed sensitive appreciation or emotional concern for and sharing of the mental and emotional state of another person.
[G. sympatheia, fr. sym- + pathos, suffering]
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