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psychosis prodrome

A period of altered thoughts, feelings, behavior, and perception that in many people precedes the onset of delusions and hallucinations of florid schizophrenia.


(sī″kō-sō′shăl) Pert. to both psychological and social factors.


(sī″kō-sō-măt′ĭk) [Gr. psyche, mind, + soma, body] Pert. to the relationship of the brain and body; esp. to disorders that have a physiological component but are thought to originate in the emotional state of the patient. When the term is used, the impression is created that the brain and body are separate entities and that a disease may be purely somatic in its effect or entirely emotional. This partitioning of the human being is not possible; thus no disease is limited to only the brain or the body. A complex interaction is always present even though in specific instances a disease might on superficial examination appear to involve only the body or the mind.

psychosomatic disease

Somatoform disorder.




(sī″kō-sur′jĕr-ē) [″ + L. chirurgia, surgery] Surgical intervention for mental disorders, e.g., frontal lobotomy.


(sī″kō-thĕr′ă-pĭst) An individual trained or skilled in the management of psychological disorders.


(sī″kō-ther′ă-pē) [psycho- + therapy] A method of treating disease, esp. psychic disorders, by mental rather than pharmacological means, e.g., suggestion, reeducation, hypnotism, and psychoanalysis.

manualized p. Manualized treatment.


(sī-kŏt′ĭk) Pert. to or affected by psychosis.


(sī-kŏt″ō-mĭ-mĕ′tĭk) [″ + mimetikos, imitative] Relating to or producing a state resembling psychosis. psychro-, psychr- [Gr. psykhros, cold, chill] Prefixes meaning cold. SEE: also cryo-.


(sī″krom′ĕt-ĕr) [psychro-+ -meter] A device for measuring relative humidity of the atmosphere. Calculations are made using the readings of two thermometers, one with a dry bulb and one with a wet bulb. SYN: wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer.


(sī′ krŏ-fīl″) [psychro- + -phile] A psychrophilic microorganism. SEE: psychrophilic.


(sī″krō-fil′ik) [psychro- + -philic] Of bacteria, thriving in low temperatures, between 32° and 86°F(0° and 30°C), with optimal growth occurring between 59° and 68°F(15° and 20°C). SYN: cryophilic. SEE: mesophilic; thermophilic.


prothrombin time; physical therapist. Pt Symbol for the element platinum.


pint; patient.


plasma thromboplastin antecedent; physical therapist assistant.


phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stain....

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