anxiety equivalent

noun

Medical Definition of anxiety equivalent

: an intense somatic symptom (as palpitation of the heart) that replaces fear in an attack of anxiety

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“Anxiety equivalent.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anxiety%20equivalent. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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