Medical Dictionary

emotion

noun emo·tion \i-ˈmō-shən\

Medical Definition of EMOTION

1
:  the affective aspect of consciousness
2
:  a state of feeling
3
:  a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body—compare affect
emo·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
emo·tion·al·i·ty \-ˌmō-shə-ˈnal-ət-ē\ noun, plural emo·tion·al·i·ties
emo·tion·al·ly \-ˈmō-shnə-lē, -shən-əl-ē\ adverb

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