somatoform disorder

[ sō-mătə-fôrm′, sōmə-tə- ]

n.

Any of a group of disorders characterized by physical symptoms representing specific disorders for which there is no organic basis or known physiological cause, but for which there is presumed to be a psychological basis.

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