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panic disorder

noun, Psychiatry.
1.
a disorder in which inappropriate, intense apprehension and physical symptoms of fear occur so frequently as to produce significant impairment.
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panic disorder

noun
1.
(psychiatry) a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks
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panic dis order in Medicine

panic disorder n.
A neurosis characterized by the occurrence of intense attacks of anxiety in specific circumstances and situations and by such symptoms as shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, dizziness, and fear of dying or of losing mental functioning.

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