phreno-, phren-, phreni-, phrenico-, phrenic-, -phrenia, -phrenic, -phrenically

(Greek: mind, brain; the midriff or the diaphragm; mental disorder)

phrenohepatic; phrenicohepatic
A reference to the diaphragm and the liver.
phrenologist
One who practices phrenology.
phrenologize
To produce “bumps” or protuberances (on the head) with blows (hitting).
phrenology (s) (noun), phrenologies (pl)
1. The theory that mental faculties or character can be determined by the location of bumps and other topographical features on the skull: In phrenology a protuberance here might indicate intelligence, a lump there, willpower, etc.
2. The scientific study of the conformation or shape of the head, or cranium, based on a belief that it is indicative of a person's intellectual abilities and skills: Now nobody really believes that the shape of our heads is a window into our personalities or intelligence, as is presented in phrenology.
3. Etymology: from Greek phren, "mind" + -logos, "knowledge".
The study of the skull to determine mental faculties.
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phrenomania
An obsolete term for collapse delirium; delirious mania.
phrenonarcosis (s) (noun), phrenonarcoses (pl)
A term for a dulling of the senses or intellect; a state of stupor.
phrenopathy
Disease of the mind.
phrenopathy, phrenopathia, phrenopathic
1. An obsolete term for disorder or disease of the mind.
phrenophagia
A rare term that refers to the suppression and/or liquidation of those whose personalities and convictions are incompatible with or nonconforming to existing authoritarian standards.
phrenophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An irrational aversion of thinking or a dread of losing one's mind: Jack was certain he left his keys in the basket, but didn't find them there, and thought he was going mad or was crazy, and therefore suffering from phrenophobia!
phrenoplegia, phrenoplegy; phrenoparalysis
1. Diaphragmtic paralysis.
2. Sudden failing of the mind.
3. Derangement or disturbance of mental balance.
phrenoplexia (s) (noun), phrenoplexias (pl)
A clinical syndrome known in the early part of the 19th century as ecstasy (a trance state in which ideas of dedication and complete surrender occupy almost the entire field of consciousness).
phrenopraxic (adjective)
One of the many terms used to describe the drugs that have an action on the mind or psyche: "His physician warned his patient to be careful about using too many phrenopraxic medicines; such as, tranquilizers, ataractics (compounds depressing physiological or psychological activities or responses), psychotropics (modifying mental activities), etc."
phrenoptosis, phrenoptosia
Downward displacement of the diaphragm.
phrenorthosis
An obsolete term for sound-mindedness.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "mind, mental" word units: anima-; anxi-; deliri-; hallucina-; menti-; moro-; noo-; nous; psych-; thymo-2.