Medical Definition of Anger

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Anger: An emotional state that may range in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger may have physical effects such as raising the heart rate, blood pressure and the levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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