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[Gr. phobos, fear + -ia] Any persistent, intensely felt, and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that results in a compelling desire to avoid the feared stimulus.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Phobia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749086/all/phobia.
Phobia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749086/all/phobia. Accessed January 25, 2020.
Phobia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749086/all/phobia
Phobia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 January 25]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/749086/all/phobia.
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