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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?

A. The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention begin by age 20. This means assessing your risk factors and working to keep them low. For those over 40, or those with multiple risk factors, it’s important to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years. Many first-ever heart attacks or strokes are fatal or disabling, so prevention is critical. The sooner you begin comprehensive risk reduction, the longer and stronger your heart will beat. For the full article and a quiz to test your heart health: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3035379
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The government's concern over the possibility of debilitating attacks led to the creation of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (CIPB) in October 2001.
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By relaxing our assumption of exponential infection growth and using the well-known logistic solution to the basic epidemic model (equation 1 in Bicout's letter), Bicout shows that more time is required to detect a bioterror attack than when exponential infection growth is assumed (Figure accompanying Bicout's letter).
A false-positive alert is the most common condition, in which the IDS identifies what it thinks is a legitimate attack and generates an alert, while the attack is really legitimate traffic.
Finally, younger women tended to have heart attacks that were more severe and were accompanied by more complications than their male peers did.
Another attack attributed to the same group occurred less than 2 months later at another subway station.
The Squares attack the goal via long air balls over the top to their strikers, who are confined to the attacking half of the field.
The striking thing about a surprise attack," Kam observes, "is that in retrospect one can never quite understand how it could have happened.