Biology A physiological reaction of an organism used in self-protection, as against disease.
mindset any one of numerous generally unconscious psychological procedures, including denial, projection, rationalization, and repression, that shield the pride from pity, anxiety, dispute, losing self-esteem, or other unacceptable emotions or ideas.
A psychological method utilized unconsciously by people to handle harmful or stressful circumstances.
An automatic reaction of the body against international antibodies.
(psychiatry) an unconscious process that attempts to decrease the anxiety involving instinctive desires