Medical Dictionary


noun sup·pres·sion \sə-ˈpresh-ən\

Medical Definition of SUPPRESSION

:  an act or instance of suppressing: as a :  stoppage of a bodily function or a symptom <suppression of urine secretion> <suppression of a cough> b :  the failure of development of a bodily part or organ c :  the conscious intentional exclusion from consciousness of a thought or feeling—compare repression 2a


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