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noun Psychiatry.
  1. an intense attack of anxiety characterized by feelings of impending doom and trembling, sweating, pounding heart, and other physical symptoms.
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Also called anxiety attack.
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  • The anxiety-attack had extended and was persistent, and the mental disorder lasted for months.

    Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    C. G. Jung


British Dictionary definitions for anxiety-attack

panic attack

noun
  1. an episode of acute and disabling anxiety associated with such physical symptoms as hyperventilation and sweatingSee also panic disorder
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anxiety-attack in Medicine

panic attack

n.
  1. The sudden onset of intense anxiety, characterized by feelings of intense fear and apprehension and accompanied by palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, and trembling.anxiety attack
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