behavioral medicine


an interdisciplinary field that uses the concepts and techniques of the behavioral sciences to improve physical and emotional health.

Nearby words

  1. behavior pattern,
  2. behavior therapy,
  3. behavioral,
  4. behavioral genetics,
  5. behavioral immunogen,
  6. behavioral pathogen,
  7. behavioral psychology,
  8. behavioral psychophysics,
  9. behavioral science,
  10. behaviorism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for behavioral medicine

behavioral medicine


The application of behavior therapy techniques, such as biofeedback and relaxation training, to the prevention and treatment of medical and psychosomatic disorders and to the treatment of undesirable behaviors, such as overeating.behavior medicine

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