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  Panic attacks

Panic attacks

    Discrete periods of sudden onset of intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. During these attacks there are symptoms such as shortness of breath or smothering sensations; palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; chest pain or discomfort; choking; and fear of going crazy or losing control. Panic attacks may be unexpected (uncued), in which the onset of the attack is not associated with a situational trigger and instead occurs "out of the blue"; situationally bound, in which the panic attack almost invariably occurs immediately on exposure to, or in anticipation of, a situational trigger ("cue"); and situationally predisposed, in which the panic attack is more likely to occur on exposure to a situational trigger but is not invariably associated with it.


Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.

The hollow, muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.

The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains the lungs, the heart and part of the aorta. The walls of the chest are supported by the dorsal vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum.

An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience primarily associated with tissue damage, or described in terms of tissue damage, or both.

The affective response to an actual current external danger which subsides with the elimination of the threatening condition.

A sudden attack of anxiety.

A remarkable phenomenon in which a genetic disease appears earlier appearance and with increased from with each succeeding generation. Anticipation was once thought not to exist in genetics. It was chalked off as a meaningless statistical artifact. However, anticipation has now been proven to occur in a large number of important genetic disorders, including Huntington disease and myotonic dystrophy. In molecular terms, anticipation is due to the expansion of a trinucleotide repeat sequence in the DNA. This phenomenon also occurs in the fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of mental retardation.


A sudden attack of anxiety.

Panic button
A button to push in order to summon help in case of an emergency. This device triggers an alarm when activated by its user. The alarm system may respond by activating the sirens or sending a silent alarm to a medical alarm monitoring central station.

Panic disorder
Panic disorder is a condition in which persons experience sudden, severe attacks of anxiety. Symptoms consist of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, upset stomach and fear of dying or losing control. Some patients have such attacks only occasionally, while others may have several attacks a day. Since the attacks are very frightening, many patients start to avoid situations in which the attacks have occurred, such as driving on an expressway or over bridges, shopping in large department stores or malls, etc. Agoraphobia is the term for such avoidance, which in severe cases can lead to being completely housebound.

Panihati doctors
All doctors near Panihati, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Panihati.

Panipat doctors
All doctors near Panipat, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Panipat.

Panixine disperdose
Panixine disperdose is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): cephalexin.


A protein-rich liquid inflammation product comprised of leukocytes, a thin fluid and cellular debris.

An accumulation of pus within the uterus.

An infiltration of polymorphonuclear cells into an area of chronic inflammation characterized by mononuclear cells, macrophages, lymphocytes and even plasma cells.

Protein in the urine.

Psychomotor agitation
Excessive motor activity that accompanies and is associated with a feeling of inner tension. The activity is usually nonproductive and repetitious and consists of such behavior as pacing, fidgeting, wringing of the hands, pulling of clothes, and inability to sit still.

Panic attacks

Paranoid ideation
Ideation, of less than delusional proportions, involving suspiciousness or the belief that one is being harassed, persecuted, or unfairly treated.

Abnormal behavior or physiological events occurring during sleep or sleep-wake transitions.

Persecutory delusion
A delusion in which the central theme is that one (or someone to whom one is close) is being attacked, harassed, cheated, persecuted, or conspired against.

Tendency to emit the same verbal or motor response again and again to varied stimuli.

Phallic stage
The period, from about 21/2 to 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experience in boys center on the penis, and in girls, to a lesser extent, the clitoris.

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