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sense of impending doom 

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sense of impending doom

A self-explanatory term for a symptom described as a sense of imminent death by patients suffering from an array of acute morbidities. It is classically described in anginal pain due to a decrease in the flow of blood through the coronary arteries.

Differential diagnosis Other causes include septicaemia, irukandji syndrome–a type of jellyfish envenomation, hypertensive crisis, panic attack, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, administration of adenosine, allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, epilepsy and a host of other less common conditions. 

Synonyms Angor animi, extreme apprehension, really bad feeling 

Reference http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/single-symptom?symptom=sense-of-impending-doom&symid=367&loc=2

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