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Glossary: anxiety, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

anxiety

(ang-ZY-eh-tee)

Feelings of fear, dread, and uneasiness that may occur as a reaction to stress. A person with anxiety may sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heart beat. Extreme anxiety that happens often over time may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.

2005-05-23Adjustment to Cancer: Anxiety and DistressAdaptación al cáncer: ansiedad y sufrimiento