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anxiogenic

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adjective an·xi·o·gen·ic \ˌaŋ-zē-ō-ˈje-nik, ˌaŋ(k)-sē-\

Medical Definition of anxiogenic

  1. :  producing anxiety … giving up smoking is quite rapidly followed by a reduction in anxiety that may reflect removal of an anxiogenic agent, nicotine.—Robert West and Peter Hajek, The American Journal of Psychiatry, November 1997

anxiogenic

noun … the qualitative effects of stressors and anxiogenics …—Craig W. Berridge et al., in The Asymmetrical Brain, 2004

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