pseudocyesis


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pseu·do·cy·e·sis

 (so͞o′dō-sī-ē′sĭs)
[pseudo- + New Latin cyēsis, pregnancy (from Greek kuēsis, from kuein, to swell; see keuə- in Indo-European roots).]

pseudocyesis

(ˌsjuːdəʊsaɪˈiːsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the technical name for phantom pregnancy

false′ preg′nancy


n.
the appearance of physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pseudocyesis - physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Translations

pseu·do·cy·e·sis

n. pseudociesis. V.: pseudopregnancy

pseudocyesis

n pseudociesis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Pseudocyesis is a psychosomatic condition with an estimated incidence of 1 in 160 maternity admissions in many African countries and 1 in 22,000 in the United States.
1) These endocrine changes could induce traits found in most women with pseudocyesis, such as hypomenorrhea or amenorrhea, diurnal or nocturnal hyperprolactinemia (or both), and galactorrhea.
After her pseudocyesis (false pregnancy) Philip left to wage war on the French and protect the Habsburg Low countries and returned only once.
Pseudocyesis in a schizophrenic woman of child bearing age.
Urinary tract infection complicated by urine retention presenting as pseudocyesis in a schizophrenic patient.
Stern could have used a good midwife to help him distinguish between being genuinely pregnant with interpretation on the one hand and merely distended by pseudocyesis on the other.
Bien que la femme croit qu'elle est toujours enceinte et que medicalement ce ne soit pas le cas, cet etat se differencie de la pseudocyesis (grossesse nerveuse), car d'autres acceptent egalement la realite de la grossesse.
Pseudocyesis is a "clinical syndrome, in which a nonpsychotic woman firmly believes herself to be pregnant and develops objective signs and symptoms of pregnancy in the absence of true gestation.
Signs and symptoms of pseudocyesis can be as subtle as the patient insisting she is pregnant (100%) and feeling fetal movement or quickening (75%), or as dramatic as abdominal enlargement (97%) and breast changes (59%), including enlargement, tenderness, and pigment changes.
John Mason Good coined the term pseudocyesis from the Greek words pseudes (false) and kyesis (pregnancy) in 1923.