psychoneuroimmunology

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ neuroimmunology.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsʌɪkəʊnʊəɹəʊɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒi/

Noun[edit]

psychoneuroimmunology ‎(uncountable)

  1. The study of the interactions between behavioural, neural, endocrine and immune functions.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 152:
      This topic is known as psychoneuroimmunology, and it is slowly inching its way into fashion, mostly resisted by doctors and mostly hyped by faith healers of one kind or another.

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