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 (sī′kō-no͝or′ō-ĭm′yə-nŏl′ə-jē, -nyo͝or′-)
The study of the interaction of behavioral, neural, and endocrine factors and the functioning of the immune system.


(Psychology) the study of the effects of psychological factors on the immune system. Abbreviation: PNI


(ˌsaɪ koʊˌnʊər oʊˌɪm yəˈnɒl ə dʒi, -ˈnyʊər-)
the study of molecular interconnections among the central nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system that may be influential in linking cognition, emotions, and state of health.
psy`cho•neu`ro•im`mu•no•log′i•cal (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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