psychosomatics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

psy·​cho·​so·​mat·​ics ˌsī-kə-sə-ˈmat-iks, -kō-, -sō- How to pronounce psychosomatics (audio)
: a branch of medical science dealing with interrelationships between the mind or emotions and the body and especially with the relation of psychic conflict to somatic symptomatology

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“Psychosomatics.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/psychosomatics. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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