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noun, Pathology.
an anxiety reaction characterized by quick fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and other cardiac symptoms, but not caused by disease of the heart.

cardiac neurosis n.
A form of anxiety neurosis concerning the state of the heart, as a result of palpitation, chest pain, or other symptoms not due to heart disease. Also called cardioneurosis.


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