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Anxiety

Synonym(s)

  • anxiousness

Definition(s)

Feeling of distress or apprehension whose source is unknown.

Definition from: Home Health Care Classification via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response (the source often nonspecific or unknown to the individual); a feeling of apprehension caused by anticipation of danger. It is an alerting signal that warns of impending danger and enables the individual to take measures to deal with threat.

Definition from: Classification of Nursing Diagnoses via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Apprehension or fear of impending actual or imagined danger, vulnerability, or uncertainty.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014