myalgic encephalomyelitis


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Over time, the ailment has come to be known by an additional name: myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2024 Other conditions, including chronic Lyme, mast cell activation syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, POTS, and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS, have mostly been ignored. Isabella Cueto, STAT, 15 Mar. 2024 Pathogens like Epstein-Barr virus have been named as likely culprits behind chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. Byerin Prater, Fortune Well, 6 Oct. 2023 As with the symptoms of acute disease, long COVID symptoms are strikingly similar to fibromyalgia and its close cousin, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Adrienne Dellwo, Verywell Health, 18 Sep. 2023 Lunden fell ill with the same condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis, the following year. Anna Leahy, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 Long haulers have compared their condition to long-term conditions like myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS), lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Larry Buhl, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2023 Many people with long Covid have similar symptoms to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a debilitating condition that often follows viral infection. Rachel Cohrs and Betsy Ladyzhets, STAT, 20 Apr. 2023 Stoops has myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 26 Sep. 2022

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Medical Definition

myalgic encephalomyelitis

chiefly British
: chronic fatigue syndrome
abbreviation ME
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