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neurasthenia

noun neur·as·the·nia \ˌnr-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə, ˌnyr-\

Definition of NEURASTHENIA

:  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 \-ˈthe-nik, -ˈthē-\ adjective or noun
neur·as·then·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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Origin of NEURASTHENIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1856

Rhymes with NEURASTHENIA

Medical Dictionary

neurasthenia

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

Medical Definition of NEURASTHENIA

:  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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