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Diseases » Panic attack » Glossary
 

Glossary for Panic attack

  • Adjustment Disorder: This is a maladaptive reaction to identifiable stress
  • Agoraphobia: Fear of unfamiliar surroundings
  • Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
  • Alprazolam -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alprazolam during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Amphetamine abuse: Use of the stimulant drugs known as amphetamines or "speed"
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Anxiety attack: Sudden onset of extreme anxiety
  • Anxiety conditions: Medical conditions related to anxiety, fear, and panic.
  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are persistent and excessive feelings of fear, worry or uneasiness that are significant enough to have an impact on day-to-day life. Excessive anxiety can have repercussions on physical and mental health. There are a number of different subtypes of anxiety disorders such as General anxiety, Social anxiety, Phobias, Hypochondria and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Jet Fuel-4: Jet Fuel-4 is an aviation turbine fuel used by the US military. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Severe chronic fatigue disorder often following infection.
  • Cocaine overdose: Cocaine is an illegal and highly addictive recreational drug. Excessive doses of the drug can result in various symptoms and even death in severe cases.
  • Convulsions: Involuntary spasms especially those affecting the full body
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Ecstasy abuse: Use of the illicit drug called ecstasy
  • Ecstasy withdrawal: Symptoms that occur when ecstasy use is discontinued or reduced. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of dependence.
  • Emotional disorders: A disorder of emotions
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Fear: Excessive feelings of fear.
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Hashimoto thyroiditis is characterized by the destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. Patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis have antibodies to various thyroid antigens, the most frequently detected of which include antithyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO), antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg), and, to a lesser extent, TSH receptor-blocking antibodies.
  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition
  • Hyperventilation: Excessively rapid breathing causing blood gas imbalances
  • Inborn amino acid metabolism disorder: A group of inherited disorders where the body is not able to metabolize amino acids consumed in the diet. Amino acids are a part of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and are metabolized in order to provide energy or to make other needed compounds. There are many steps involved in metabolism and the severity can be greatly variable depending on the exact nature of the disorder.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: Spasms in the colon wall
  • Klonopin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Klonopin during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Lorazepam -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lorazepam during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Marijuana -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Marijuana during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Marijuana abuse: Illicit depressant/hallucinogenic drug
  • Marijuana overdose: Marijuana is a relatively common recreational drug sometimes used to manage pain or stress disorders. Very large amounts have to be smoked or eaten in order to result in overdose symptoms and death is extremely unlikely. The symptoms of excessive doses are more unpleasant than dangerous.
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome
  • Mitral valve prolapse, familial, X-linked:
  • Mitral-valve prolapse: A common heart condition that is often harmless.
  • Myoclonic dystonia: A very rare inherited syndrome characterized mainly by mild dystonia and myoclonic jerks that occur mainly in the arms, neck and trunk. Alcohol makes the condition worse. Psychiatric disorders are also often present.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Behavioral disorder with obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts.
  • Palpitations: The subjective sensation of the beating of the heart at a rapid or irregular rate
  • Panic: Symptoms of intense fear and terror (often with the desire to flee)
  • Panic disorder: It is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood.
  • Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands (originating in the chromaffin cells), or extra-adrenal chromaffin tissue that failed to involute after birth and secretes excessive amounts of catecholamines, usually epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • Phobias: Irrational fear of a particular situation, action, or item.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a diagnosis used to indicate serious premenstrual distress with associated deterioration in functioning.
  • Rett's syndrome: Autism-like behavioral syndrome in infant girls
  • Separation anxiety disorder: Excessive anxiety over separation
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Sinus tachycardia: A condition which is characterized by a fast heart rate
  • Social phobia: Excessive anxiety in social situations.
  • Somatization Disorder: A disorder that is characterised by multiple somatic complaints
  • Valium -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Valium during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Vertigo: The odd balance sensation of inappropriate spinning or movement of the environment

 

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