ex·​er·​tion·​al | \ ig-ˈzər-shnəl How to pronounce exertional (audio) , -shə-nᵊl \

Definition of exertional

: precipitated by physical exertion exertional chest pain

Examples of exertional in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But if patients have post-exertional malaise, exercise can lead to extreme physiological crashes—a truth that the ME/CFS community learned the hard way. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 1 Sep. 2021 Some, like post-exertional malaise — when physical or mental exertion increases exhaustion — echo symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, experts say. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Aug. 2021 Some, like post-exertional malaise — when physical or mental exertion increases exhaustion — echo symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, experts say. New York Times, 8 Aug. 2021 The offensive tackle succumbed to complications from exertional heatstroke, an avoidable and easily treated condition that sports medicine largely ignored at the time. Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 School administrators and coaches are asked to review the heat acclimatization and exertional heat illness prevention section in the OHSAA Handbook prior to any interscholastic practices. James Weber, The Enquirer, 29 July 2021 There are several informative websites about exertional heat illnesses. Renny Vandewege, Forbes, 3 June 2021 McNair died on June 13 from exertional heat stroke and just a few days later, Marty McNair, Jordan’s father, began a quest to educate people that injuries — and possibly more serious consequences — can take place that are preventable. Jeff Seidel, baltimoresun.com, 5 June 2021 Its symptoms include brain fog, muscle pain and what's called post-exertional malaise, in which simple acts like taking a shower leave someone bedbound for days. Ryan Prior, CNN, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of exertional

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Exertional.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exertional. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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ex·​er·​tion·​al | \ ig-ˈzərsh(-ə)-nəl How to pronounce exertional (audio) \

Medical Definition of exertional

: precipitated by physical exertion but usually relieved by rest exertional rhabdomyolysis


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