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Gowers syndrome

Pronunciation: gow'erz

Definition: syndrome consisting of palpitation, chest pain, respiratory difficulties, and disturbances in gastric motility; once attributed to vagal stimulation, now considered psychogenic (anxiety neurosis).

Synonym(s): vagal attack, vasovagal attack, vasovagal syndrome

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