asthenia

noun as·the·nia \ as-ˈthē-nē-ə \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of asthenia

: lack or loss of strength : debility

Examples of asthenia in a Sentence

  1. headache, nausea, fever, and asthenia are side effects of the drug

Origin and Etymology of asthenia

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek asthéneia "weakness, debility," from asthene-, stem of asthenḗs "weak, feeble" (from a- 2a- + -sthenēs, adjective derivative of sthénos "strength, power" of obscure origin) + -ia 1-ia


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asthenia

noun as·the·nia \ as-ˈthē-nē-ə \

medical Definition of asthenia

: lack or loss of strength : debility

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