chronic fatigue syndrome


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Luckily, Dawson was able to user her contacts in the medical community to wrangle an appointment with a Portland neurologist within a week and was diagnosed with POTS and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Time, 27 May 2021 There’s also a possibility that COVID-19 can trigger chronic fatigue syndrome, which is a complicated and not well-understood disorder characterized by severe fatigue that doesn’t get better with rest, the Mayo Clinic explains. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 20 May 2021 And there are people with chronic fatigue syndrome, some of whom pinpoint the onset of their symptoms to a viral infection. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, 13 Apr. 2021 Prevention also reports that Carrie Ann deals with spinal stenosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 27 Apr. 2021 The Long COVID Alliance, for instance, was co-founded by the organization Solve M.E., which for 30 years has lobbied for research and funding into chronic fatigue syndrome, which can follow a COVID-19 infection. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2021 Some cases, like Flosdorf's, start to overlap with those of chronic fatigue syndrome. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, 4 Apr. 2021 But when his son Whitney Dafoe, then in his 20s, came down with myalgic encephalomyelitis -- better known as chronic fatigue syndrome -- he was left bedbound, unable to speak, and unable to eat solid food. Ryan Prior, CNN, 12 Mar. 2021 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has a program to treat Covid patients who are sick for up to three months and a separate program with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome specialists for patients who are sick longer. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 15 Mar. 2021

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Chronic fatigue syndrome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chronic fatigue syndrome

medical : an illness that makes you feel very tired for a very long time and that often includes other symptoms such as headaches and weakness

chronic fatigue syndrome


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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