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neurasthenia

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noun neur·as·the·nia \ˌnu̇r-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurasthenia

  1. :  a psychological disorder marked especially by easy fatigability and often by lack of motivation, feelings of inadequacy, and psychosomatic symptoms — compare chronic fatigue syndrome

neur·as·then·ic play \-ˈthe-nik, -ˈthē-\ adjective or noun
neur·as·then·i·cal·ly play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of neurasthenia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1856

Rhymes with neurasthenia


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neurasthenia

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noun neur·as·the·nia \ˌn(y)u̇r-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of neurasthenia

  1. :  a condition that is characterized especially by physical and mental exhaustion usually with accompanying symptoms (as headaches, insomnia, and irritability), is believed to result from psychological factors (as depression or emotional stress or conflict), and is sometimes considered similar to or identical with chronic fatigue syndrome




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