neurasthenia[no̵or′əs t̸hē′nē ə, nyo̵or′-]
neurasthenia definition by Webster's New World
a former category of mental disorder, including such symptoms as irritability, fatigue, weakness, anxiety, and localized pains without apparent physical causes, thought to result from weakness or exhaustion of the nervous system
Origin: ModL: see neuro- and amp; asthenia
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- neurasthenic adjective, noun
neurasthenia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A psychological disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory, and generalized aches and pains, formerly thought to result from exhaustion of the nervous system. No longer in scientific use.
- neuˌras·thenˈic adjective & n.
- neuˌras·thenˈi·cal·ly adverb
neurasthenia - Medical Definition
A complex of symptoms characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory, and generalized aches and pains.
- neurasthenic adjective