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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.
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A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.
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An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A sudden illness or an episode or exacerbation of chronic or recurrent illness.
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In the conditions that have prevailed for two days, that's eminently attackable.
For the military professional, the important attackable elements consist of an enemy's facilities, industry, hardware, economy, and--potentially--populace and exclusivity of capabilities/knowledge.
Much truth lies behind this concern, although it is limited, of course, by the possibility that unlike the Cooper Tire settlement, less noble settlements are more easily attackable collaterally on grounds of inadequate representation.
If their foremost obligation is to safeguard the interests of the whole working class (whose minimum-wage increase Pataki opposed), it's attackable, too.
Like other states, rogue states have "return addresses" in the form of attackable assets, including leaders who, unlike suicide bombers, value their lives.
As an illustration, since electrical grids will be attackable with highly surgical strikes, proportionality analysis in future may well center on derivative consequences, such as unintended but foreseeable denial of power to medical facilities....
Or do we only attack the attackable? Is that how far gone to dust our principles really are?
The more capitalism globalises its operations, the more obviously powerful it is; but the more also any one point of it is involved with any other, and thus attackable through any other, the more fragile and vulnerable the system becomes.