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attack

 [ah-tak´]
an episode or onset of illness.
anxiety attack panic attack.
heart attack
1. popular term for myocardial infarction.
2. any of various types of acute episodes of ischemic heart disease.
panic attack an episode of acute intense anxiety, with symptoms such as pounding or racing heart, sweating, trembling or shaking, feelings of choking or smothering, chest pain, nausea, dizziness, feelings of unreality, and chills or hot flashes. It is the essential feature of panic disorder and other anxiety disorders as well as other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders.
transient ischemic attack see transient ischemic attack.
vagal attack (vasovagal attack) see vasovagal attack.

at·tack

(ă-tak'),
A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.

attack

/at·tack/ (ah-tak´) an episode or onset of illness.
Adams-Stokes attack  an episode of syncope in Adams-Stokes syndrome.
drop attack  sudden loss of balance without loss of consciousness, usually seen in elderly women.
panic attack  an episode of acute intense anxiety, the essential feature of panic disorder.
transient ischemic attack  (TIA) a brief attack (an hour or less) of cerebral dysfunction of vascular origin, without lasting neurological effect.
vagal attack , vasovagal attack a transient vascular and neurogenic reaction marked by pallor, nausea, sweating, bradycardia, and rapid fall in arterial blood pressure, which may result in syncope.

attack

(ə-tăk′)
n.
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.

at·tack′ v.

attack

an episode in the course of an illness, usually characterized by acute and distressing symptoms.

attack

Vox populi An episode or event of abrupt onset. See Crack attack, Drop attack, Fatty food attack, Gallbladder, Panic attack, Sleep attack, Transient ischemic attack.

at·tack

(ă-tak')
A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.

attack

an episode or onset of illness.

attack rate
the proportion of a population affected by the disease during a prescribed, usually short, period of time.

Patient discussion about attack

Q. what should I do to prevent heart attack?

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References in classic literature ?
The same day on which this attempt was made, the Indians divided themselves into different parties, and attacked several forts, which were shortly before this time erected, doing a great deal of mischief.
Emma spared no exertions to maintain this happier flow of ideas, and hoped, by the help of backgammon, to get her father tolerably through the evening, and be attacked by no regrets but her own.
Jennings attacked her one evening at the park, to give the name of the young man who was Elinor's particular favourite, which had been long a matter of great curiosity to her, Margaret answered by looking at her sister, and saying, "I must not tell, may I, Elinor?
I could not wring from my little lady how she had spent the day; except that, as I supposed, the goal of her pilgrimage was Penistone Crags; and she arrived without adventure to the gate of the farm-house, when Hareton happened to issue forth, attended by some canine followers, who attacked her train.
She courted Jip, though Jip never responded; listened, day after day, to the guitar, though I am afraid she had no taste for music; never attacked the Incapables, though the temptation must have been severe; went wonderful distances on foot to purchase, as surprises, any trifles that she found out Dora wanted; and never came in by the garden, and missed her from the room, but she would call out, at the foot of the stairs, in a voice that sounded cheerfully all over the house:
This man and three others attacked a soldier of that kraal who defended his wife and children.
There was among the ranks of the Disinherited Knight a champion in black armour, mounted on a black horse, large of size, tall, and to all appearance powerful and strong, like the rider by whom he was mounted, This knight, who bore on his shield no device of any kind, had hitherto evinced very little interest in the event of the fight, beating off with seeming case those combatants who attacked him, but neither pursuing his advantages, nor himself assailing any one.
His wife found him selfish, peevish, hankering after change, and prone to believe that he was attacked by dangerous disease when he was only catching cold.
All they would do was to give me a loaded pistol lest we were attacked, and to promise to have horses ready saddled in case we were pursued on our return, while one lad was to ride forward to the doctor's in search of armed assistance.
As soon as they got into order they divided into two parties, performed mock skirmishes, discharged blunt arrows, drew their swords, fled and pursued, attacked and retired, and in short discovered the best military discipline I ever beheld.
He flung himself at the biggest sea catch he could find, caught him by the throat, choked him and bumped him and banged him till he grunted for mercy, and then threw him aside and attacked the next.
The robbers, however, only laughed, and declared that was none of their business, and, without more words, attacked us brutally.