January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2115
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A definition of the term "surrogate," is presented. It refers to a replacement or an emotional substitute for another. In terms of psychoanalysis, surrogate is the representation of a person whose identity is hidden from conscious recognition and a figure which represent one's loved one. Sex surrogate is a professional sex partner who assist people with sexual dysfunction.


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