catastrophic reaction

cat·a·stroph·ic re·ac·tion

the disorganized behavior that is the response to a severe shock or threatening situation with which the person cannot cope.

cat·a·stroph·ic re·ac·tion

(kat'ă-strof'ik rē-ak'shŭn)
The disorganized behavior that is the response to a severe shock or threatening situation with which the person cannot cope.
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In 2018, three weeks after the government filed suit in May, another patient had a catastrophic reaction after visiting a clinic in South Miami, Fla., affiliated with U.S.
"Last spring, just three weeks after the government filed suit, another patient had a catastrophic reaction after visiting a South Miami clinic affiliated with U.S.
A TEENAGE girl has died after suffering a catastrophic reaction to a dangerous unknown drug.
It is presumed that owing to some genetic defect, there is altered metabolism of drug and its interaction with the immune components, which provokes the catastrophic reaction. CD8+ cytotoxic T-lymphocytes are believed to initiate this type IV hypersensitivity reaction.
But all medical experts investigating his death confirmed there was no way of establishing the exact type of allergen which caused the catastrophic reaction.
They argued his dementia is so severe that forcing him there would cause a "catastrophic reaction".
Lawyers for the former Labour peer and MP said he was too ill to attend court in London yesterday for a first hearing in the case and argued he may suffer a "catastrophic reaction" if made to appear in future.
The 87-year-old peer's lawyers argued his dementia meant he would suffer a "catastrophic reaction".
The former Labour peer and MP did not attend Westminster Magistrates' Court for an initial hearing yesterday, with his lawyers saying he was too ill to come and may suffer a "catastrophic reaction" if produced.
Gazza, 45, was reportedly close to death after his organs had a catastrophic reaction to an attempt to go cold turkey a week ago and he spent time in intensive care.
This looks like a catastrophic reaction to a failure of forward planning by the Betsi Cadwaladr Trust and to use the global recession as an excuse is unacceptable and should be strongly opposed.

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