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Relating to or characteristic of agoraphobia.


Relating to or characteristic of agoraphobia.


(ag″(ŏ)-ră-fō′bē-ă) [Gr. agora, marketplace + -phobia]
A form of social phobia in which one feels overwhelming symptoms of anxiety on leaving home. The symptoms may occur in everyday situations (e.g., standing on line, eating in public) in which a person may be unable to escape or get help and may be embarrassed. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, gastrointestinal distress, faintness, weakness, sweating, or fear of impending doom or of dying. People with these symptoms often avoid phobic situations by rarely or never leaving home. agoraphobe (ag′(ŏ)-ră-fōb″) agoraphobic (ag″(ŏ)-ră-fō′bik) agoraphobic, adjective;
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