[ sō-măt′ə-fôrm′, sō′mə-tə- ]
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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- somatization disorder,
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