hysterogenic


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hys·ter·o·gen·ic

 (hĭs′tə-rō-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Inducing hysteria.
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hysterogenic

(ˌhɪstərəˈdʒɛnɪk)
adj
inducing hysteria
[C20: from hysteria + -genic]
hysterogeny n
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A relevant component of the now largely discredited theory of hysteria, developed by the French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot in the 19th century, was the concept of the "hysterogenic zones".
Yet his fixation on 'hysterogenic zones' privileging ovaries and mammary glands suggests that he considered it primarily a female condition.
With practice, Charcot was able to map and Blanche to respond to what Charcot called "hysterogenic zones" on her body, pressure upon which could trigger an attack.
Confronted with an ethical deadlock, the hysteric refuses the necessity to decide consciously, and falls sick instead: the compromise formation that is the artificial, hysterogenic symptom is the undone-deliberation's emissary in the field of the flesh.