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CONVERSION REACTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conversion reaction mean? 

CONVERSION REACTION (noun)
  The noun CONVERSION REACTION has 1 sense:

1. a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)

  Familiarity information: CONVERSION REACTION used as a noun is very rare.


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CONVERSION REACTION (noun)


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Meaning:

A mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

conversion disorder; conversion hysteria; conversion reaction

Hypernyms ("conversion reaction" is a kind of...):

disturbance; folie; mental disorder; mental disturbance; psychological disorder ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conversion reaction"):

glove anesthesia (a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist)


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