neurasthenia

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noun neur·as·the·nia \ˌnu̇r-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurasthenia

  1. :  a condition that is characterized especially by physical and mental exhaustion usually with accompanying symptoms (such as headache and irritability), is of unknown cause but is often associated with depression or emotional stress, and is sometimes considered similar to or identical with chronic fatigue syndrome

neurasthenic

play \ˌnu̇r-əs-ˈthe-nik, -ˈthē-, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective or noun

neurasthenically

play \ˌnu̇r-əs-ˈthe-ni-k(ə-)lē, -ˈthē-, ˌnyu̇r-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of neurasthenia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1833


Medical Dictionary

neurasthenia

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noun neur·as·the·nia \ˌn(y)u̇r-əs-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of neurasthenia

  1. :  a condition that is characterized especially by physical and mental exhaustion usually with accompanying symptoms (as headaches, insomnia, and irritability), is believed to result from psychological factors (as depression or emotional stress or conflict), and is sometimes considered similar to or identical with chronic fatigue syndrome


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