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anxiogenic

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

medical Definition of anxiogenic

: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 HajekThe American Journal of PsychiatryNovember 1997

anxiogenic

noun
    • … the qualitative effects of stressors and anxiogenics
    • —Craig W. Berridge et al., in The Asymmetrical Brain2004

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