psychoneuroimmunology

noun

psy·​cho·​neu·​ro·​im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy ˌsī-kō-ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˌim-yə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce psychoneuroimmunology (audio)
: a branch of medicine that deals with the influence of emotional states (such as stress) and nervous system activities on immune function especially in relation to the onset and progression of disease

Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of psychoneuroimmunology was in 1980

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“Psychoneuroimmunology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychoneuroimmunology. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

psychoneuroimmunology

noun
psy·​cho·​neu·​ro·​im·​mu·​nol·​o·​gy -ə-jē How to pronounce psychoneuroimmunology (audio)
plural psychoneuroimmunologies
: a field of medicine that deals with the influence of emotional states (as stress) and nervous system activity on immune function especially in relation to their effect on the onset and progression of disease
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