[ sahy-koh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /
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the use of biological methods to study normal and abnormal emotional and cognitive processes, as the anatomical basis of memory or neurochemical abnormalities in schizophrenia.
the branch of biology dealing with the relations or interactions between body and behavior, especially as exhibited in the nervous system, receptors, effectors, or the like.
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Origin of psychobiology
OTHER WORDS FROM psychobiologypsy·cho·bi·o·log·i·cal [sahy-koh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌsaɪ koʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, psy·cho·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivepsy·cho·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
Words nearby psychobiology
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British Dictionary definitions for psychobiology
/ (ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
psychol the attempt to understand the psychology of organisms in terms of their biological functions and structures
Derived forms of psychobiologypsychobiological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepsychobiologically, adverbpsychobiologist, noun
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Medical definitions for psychobiology
[ sī′kō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The study of the biological foundations of the mind, emotions, and mental processes.biopsychology
The school of psychiatry that interprets personality, behavior, and mental illness in terms of adaptive responses to biological, social, cultural, and environmental factors.
Other words from psychobiologypsy′cho•bi′o•log′ic (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭk) null adj.
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