neurasthenia


neur·as·the·nia

noun \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

Origin of NEURASTHENIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1856

Rhymes with NEURASTHENIA

neur·as·the·nia

noun \ˌn(y)r-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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