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Psychoneuroimmunology

noun; compounding
Study of how the nervous system, immune system and emotions interact
 
To experts in the young medical field called psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI, it is no surprise that many people get sick or experience flare-ups of chronic illnesses while struggling to cope with the stress-inducing demands of the holiday season.
Etymology : [compound word, formed from 'psycho' + 'neuro' + 'immuno' + '-ology']
Source : Houston Chronicle article
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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