Medical Definition of Acrophobia

Acrophobia: An abnormally excessive and persistent fear of heights. Sufferers experience severe anxiety even though they usually realize that, as a rule, heights pose no real threat to them.

Derived from the Greek "acron", height + "phobos", fear.

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Panic attacks are repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes. See Answer

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018