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