false pregnancy

false pregnancy
Pathol., Vet. Pathol.
physiological signs of pregnancy without conception; pseudocyesis.
Also called pseudopregnancy.

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also called  Pseudocyesis, or Pseudopregnancy,  

      disorder that may mimic many of the effects of pregnancy, including enlargement of the uterus; cessation of menstruation; morning sickness; and even labour pains at term. The cause may be physical—the growth of a tumour or hydatidiform mole in the uterus—or emotional.

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