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anxiety reaction

anxiety reaction in Medicine

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.

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