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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

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