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effort syndrome

the former name for an anxiety reaction now classified as panic disorder: The symptoms are those of a panic attack. This syndrome has been given many names, including cardiac neurosis, hyperkinetic heart syndrome, irritable heart, soldier’s heart, Da Costa’s syndrome, neurocirculatory asthenia, and hyperventilation syndrome.

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telephone scatologia

telephone scatologia

a paraphilia in which an individual obtains sexual pleasure by making obscene telephone calls. See scatophilia.