conversion reaction


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conversion reaction

conversion reaction

A form of hysteria in which repressed conflict is converted into symptoms such as deafness, blindness, or paralysis, without actual physical cause.
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Noun1.conversion reaction - a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
glove anesthesia - a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist; "since no combination of nerves serve this area a glove anesthesia is clearly psychogenic in origin"
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It was conjectured that, as it was "upstream" (on the left side of the conversion reaction of homocysteine to L-methionine), there might be an inefficiency of conversion at the conversion site (genetic polymorphism or autoimmunity) and that hence there could be a paucity of L-methionine downstream (on the right side of the conversion reaction)--thus resulting in an endogenously derived L-methionine deficiency.
She was again diagnosed with CVA versus a conversion reaction disorder and transferred to the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, a psychiatric facility.
The formed HCY that originated from the cosubstrate SAM is cycled back to the HCY conversion reaction by HCY S-methyltransferase, producing an enzymatic cycling system with substantial amplification of detection signals.