panic attack definition

  • noun:
    • The abrupt onset of intense anxiety, described as emotions of intense fear and apprehension and followed by palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, and trembling. Also referred to as panic attack.
    • an abrupt amount of intense anxiety, installing physiological arousal, worry, stomach dilemmas and vexation that are involving a variety of somatic and cognitive symptoms.
    • an abrupt attack of fear

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