an·​xi·​o·​gen·​ic ˌaŋ-zē-ō-ˈje-nik, ˌaŋ(k)-sē- How to pronounce anxiogenic (audio)
: 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
anxiogenic noun
… the qualitative effects of stressors and anxiogenics Craig W. Berridge et al., in The Asymmetrical Brain

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“Anxiogenic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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