Physicians Desk Reference Physicians Desk Reference
Browsable database of medical products, manufacturer, therapeutic categories, indication, contra indication, side effects, drug and food interaction.
Medical Product | Medical Manufacturer | Therapheutic | Indication | Contra Indication | Side Effect | Drug Interaction | Food Interaction

conversion

conversion (kon-ver´zhun)

1. transmutation 2. An unconscious defense mechanism by which the anxiety which stems from an unconscious conflict is converted and expressed symbolically as a physical symptom; transformation of an emotion into a physical manifestation, as in c. hysteria. See conversion hysteria. 3. In virology, the acquisition by bacteria of a new property associated with presence of a prophage. See also lysogeny. [L. con-verto, pp. -versus, to turn around, to change]

 

Browse Medical References:

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M]
[N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]