panic attack

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panic attack

n.
The sudden onset of intense anxiety, characterized by feelings of intense fear and apprehension and accompanied by palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, trembling, or other related symptoms. Also called anxiety attack.

panic attack

n
(Psychology) an episode of acute and disabling anxiety associated with such physical symptoms as hyperventilation and sweating. See also panic disorder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panic attack - a sudden attack of fearpanic attack - a sudden attack of fear    
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Translations
záchvat paniky
Panikattacke
attacco di panico

panic attack

n (Psych) → Panikanfall m; to have a panic attackeinen Panikanfall bekommen
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