chronic fatigue syndrome

noun

Definition of chronic fatigue syndrome

: a disorder of unknown cause that is characterized by persistent profound fatigue usually accompanied by other symptoms (such as headache and tender lymph nodes) unrelated to any preexisting medical condition abbreviation CFS

Examples of chronic fatigue syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, after many attempts, a neurologist takes her symptoms seriously, diagnosing her with CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 19 July 2022 People who have been suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome over the years have been largely ignored or dismissed. Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2022 People with chronic fatigue syndrome have similar symptoms, right? Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2022 There's a condition call myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome. CBS News, 5 June 2022 Cokley added that for many patients, long COVID mirrors the symptoms that people have experienced with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 There is also significant overlap with long Covid and chronic symptoms like myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), an illness that has historically been misunderstood and dismissed by medical experts. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 Another suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2022 The challenges are similar to those faced for years by people claiming disabilities based on chronic fatigue syndrome. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Chronic fatigue syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronic%20fatigue%20syndrome. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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chronic fatigue syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of chronic fatigue syndrome

: a disorder of uncertain cause that is characterized by persistent profound fatigue usually accompanied by impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle or joint pain, and headache unrelated to any preexisting medical condition and that typically has an onset at about 30 years of age abbreviation CFS

called also myalgic encephalomyelitis

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