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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 first quarter of 2016, 27 vessels were attacked by pirates and 14 of those attacks were successful, while the remaining 13 attacks were unsuccessful.
Sources show that 27 websites were attacked, and the intelligence services in South Korea indicate the attack was initiated by the Telecom Department of North Korea.
The security design in most of our networks comes from the same mindset, where perimeter defense is deemed essential in order to protect the network from being attacked. As a result, the multilayered security which we have dutifully deployed is outward facing with nothing protecting us from the evil that lurks in our midst.
An NISCC spokesman could not tell the media how many computers were attacked or provide additional details.
How Liberty came to be at this very dangerous geographical position, right in the middle of an intense shooting war, and why the Israelis attacked her has been the subject of books, articles and television exposes.
Bush's war would also be illegal under international law, which holds that country A can attack country B only when country B has already attacked country A or is about to attack country A.
On December 7, 1941, while we were pursuing our peaceful tasks and enjoying the comforts and privileges of our everyday normal lives, the word was flashed that Japan had murderously attacked us at Pear Harbor.
"The problem with this sort of attack is that there's no way to prevent it, because you have no idea where you're going to be attacked from; anyone in the world who is connected to the Internet could be the source of an attack," says Vatis.
The Israeli army intentionally attacked densely populated residential areas in order to inflict collective punishment on civilians.