anxiety reaction

n.

A psychological state or experience involving the apprehension of danger, accompanied by a feeling of dread and such physical symptoms as restlessness and rapid heartbeat, occurring in the absence of any clearly identifiable fear stimulus.anxiety state

Nearby words

  1. anvil,
  2. anxiety,
  3. anxiety disorder,
  4. anxiety hysteria,
  5. anxiety neurosis,
  6. anxiety state,
  7. anxiolytic,
  8. anxious,
  9. anxious seat,
  10. anxiously


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