nosophobia


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nosophobia

(ˌnɒsəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Medicine) the morbid dread of contracting disease

nosophobia

an abnormal fear of contracting disease.
See also: Disease and Illness
Translations

nos·o·pho·bi·a

n. nosofobia, excesivo temor de enfermedades.
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Xenophobic thought shares with nosophobia (that is, with fear of disease) the turn to metaphors and instincts of war.
--thoughts--coherent, reduced the ideatic flux, recurrent and persistent suicidal ideas, persecutory delusional thoughts, obsessive ideas regarding constant preoccupation for symmetry, orderliness, permanent checking, but without focus on any objects, phobic ideas like misophobia, nosophobia, acrophobia, arahnophobia, aihmophobia, agoraphobia, ablutomania.
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