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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pan'ik

Definition: Extreme and unreasoning anxiety and fear, often accompanied by disturbed breathing, increased heart activity, vasomotor changes, sweating, and a feeling of dread.

See: anxiety

[fr. G. myth. char., Pan]

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