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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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For example, a defender's goal might be to prevent data exfiltration, whereas the attacker's goal might be to achieve data exfiltration.
Police recovered the footage, which covered the entire incident and showed the knife attacker holding the blade.
The police officer and his attacker were taken to hospital, but neither sustained life-threatening injuries, she added.
Israeli forces killed over 260 Palestinians in that period, of which Israel says most were attackers.
Earlier, authorities launched a manhunt after the attacker attacked people in the Rosenheimer Platz area of the Bavarian capital, reports The Independent.
The petitioner group's representative, Atam Parkash Chandani, had argued that the attacker had targeted women in as many 21 incidents, reported from different parts of the metropolis, where the women were injured in knife attacks.
At least eight people were wounded in Russia's northern city of Surgut after a knife attacker stabbed them Saturday.
As Microsoft's threat response group explains, the attackers used the update mechanism of a popular but unnamed piece of editing software to gain a foothold in several high-profile technology and financial organizations.
And an attacker might be less willing to attack if he thinks that his action will NOT end everything.
Most 'terrorist' attacks in Europe are designed to end in the attacker's death.
"Even during the first emergency call, a witness said that the attacker was shouting 'Allahu akbar' on the train," Mr Herrmann told ZDF Television.
Now, in a recent paper titled Memory Deduplication as an Advanced Exploitation Vector, four researchers at Vrije University, Amesterdam-Erik Bosman, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos and Cristiano Giuffrida-claim that the potential threat is much more powerful than previously assumed, "potentially providing an attacker with a weird machine to read arbitrary data in the system."