Definition of Somatic delusion

1. Noun. A delusion concerning the body image or parts of the body.

Generic synonyms: Delusion, Psychotic Belief

Medical Definition of Somatic delusion

1. A delusion having reference to a nonexistent lesion or alteration of some organ or part of the body; sometimes indistinguishable from hypochondriasis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Somatic Delusion

somatic agglutinin
somatic antigen
somatic arteries
somatic cell
somatic cell gene therapy
somatic cell hybridization
somatic cell nuclear transfer
somatic cell nuclear transplantation
somatic cells
somatic chromosome
somatic crossing-over
somatic death
somatic delusion (current term)
somatic hybrid
somatic layer
somatic mesoderm
somatic mitosis
somatic motor neuron
somatic motor nuclei
somatic mutation
somatic mutation theory of cancer
somatic nerve
somatic nervous system
somatic nucleus
somatic recombination
somatic sensation

Literary usage of Somatic delusion

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1. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"The following statements of patients, in whom no physical cause for the somatic delusion can be demonstrated, show extreme absurdity and variability. ..."

2. Applied Psychology for Nurses by Mary F. Porter (1921)
"A somatic delusion is one centering upon alterations in the organs or their functions. Example: Absence of a stomach, inability to swallow. ..."

3. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Commission on Mental Diseases by Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health, Walter Elmore Fernald, George Milton Kline, Elmer Ernest Southard, Douglas Armour Thom, George L. Wallace (1917)
"Analysis of certain instances of somatic delusion. Analysis of certain instances of environmental and personal delusions. Contrasting results of the somatic ..."

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