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Solicitously Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    solicitously adv : in a concerned and solicitous manner; "`Don't you feel well?' his mother asked solicitously"
Solicitously Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Solicitous \So*lic"it*ous\, a.[L. sollicitus, solicitus. See Solicit, v. t.] Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful. ``Solicitous of my reputation.'' --Dryden. ``He was solicitous for his advice.'' --Calerendon. Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future. --Jer. Taylor. The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. --Clarendon. -- So*lic"it*ous*ly, adv. -- So*lic"it*ous*ness, n.
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Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by somatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components.

Anxiety is a generalized mood condition that can often occur without an identifiable triggering stimulus. As such, it is distinguished from fear, which is an emotional response to a perceived threat. Additionally, fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance, whereas anxiety is related to situations perceived as uncontrollable or unavoidable. suggesting that it is a distinction between future vs. present dangers which divides anxiety and fear.

Physical effects of anxiety may include heart palpitations, muscle weakness and tension, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach aches, or headaches. The body prepares to deal with a threat: blood pressure and heart rate are increased, sweating is increased, blood flow to the major muscle groups is increased, and immune and digestive system functions are inhibited (the fight or flight response). External signs of anxiety may include pale skin, sweating, trembling, and pupillary dilation. Someone who has anxiety might also experience it as a sense of dread or panic. Although panic attacks are not experienced by every person who has anxiety, they are a common symptom. Panic attacks usually come without warning, and although the fear is generally irrational, the perception of danger is very real. A person experiencing a panic attack will often feel as if he or she is about to die or pass out.

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