anxiogenic

adjective
an·​xi·​o·​gen·​ic | \ ˌaŋ-zē-ō-ˈje-nik, ˌaŋ(k)-sē- How to pronounce anxiogenic (audio) \

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 Hajek, The American Journal of Psychiatry, November 1997

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

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