- hypochlorous acid,
- hypochondriacal melancholia,
Origin of hypochondria
Examples from the Web for hypochondriasis
Hypochondriasis is a state characterized by persistent ideas of non-existent physical disabilities.Applied Psychology for Nurses|Mary F. Porter
A young man of twenty-six suffered from melancholia and hypochondriasis.
Phobias such as these are associated with an evident tendency to melancholia and hypochondriasis.
They knew and wrote of hypochondriasis and, indeed, they invented the term.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Anodyne, pectoral, and emmenagogue; but chiefly used to raise the spirits in hypochondriasis.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Word Origin for hypochondria
1839, "illness without a specific cause," earlier (1660s) "depression or melancholy without real cause," earlier still (late 14c.) ipocondrie "upper abdomen," from Late Latin hypochondria "the abdomen," from Greek hypokhondria (neuter plural of hypokhondrios), from hypo- "under" (see sub-) + khondros "cartilage" (of the breastbone); see grind (v.). Reflecting ancient belief that the viscera of the hypochondria were the seat of melancholy and the source of the vapors that caused such feelings.