psychoneuroimmunology

/ (ˌsaɪkəʊˌnjʊərəʊˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the effects of psychological factors on the immune systemAbbreviation: PNI

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Medical definitions for psychoneuroimmunology

psychoneuroimmunology
[ sī′kō-nur′ō-ĭm′yə-nŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of the interaction of behavioral, neural, and endocrine factors and the functioning of the immune system.
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