Da Costa syndrome
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Da Costa syndrome[dah´kos´tah]
a syndrome characterized by palpitation, dyspnea, a sense of fatigue, fear of effort, and discomfort brought on by exercise or sometimes even slight effort; it is considered to be a manifestation of an anxiety disorder, with the physical symptoms being a reaction to something perceived to be dangerous or otherwise a threat to the person, causing autonomic responses or hyperventilation. Called also neurocirculatory asthenia.
Da Costa's disease(1) Gout occurring in unusual sites.
(2) Neurocirculatory asthenia, see there.