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An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent panic attacks and fear of further attacks. The panic attacks are typically not triggered by any specific situation, but some people also experience attacks that are associated with specific triggers.
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(Psychiatry) psychiatry a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks
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|Noun||1.||panic disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief|
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
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