panic disorder

panic disorder
noun Date: 1979 an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent unexpected attacks of panic accompanied by bodily or cognitive symptoms (as shaking, shortness of breath, or feelings of unreality)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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