An old-fashioned unspecific word usually meaning weakness of the nervous system or nervous exhaustion. Not a phrase that is used much these days.
Literally means weakness of the nerves. This is not a diagnosis. Often applied to women. The term is used nowadays more as a description of a person`s personality than their illness. It can be derogatory. It is a euphemism for stupid, emotional, neurotic or inadequate (women were though of thus in the past) it can also mean depression or feeble min â€¦
- nervous breakdown (not in technical use)Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=neurasthenia
An old- fashioned term for a condition in which there is much mental and physical fatigue, inability to concentrate, loss of appetite and a failure of memory
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Tiredness or exhaustion, often in excess of what would seem appropriate from purely physical causes.
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Severe nerve weakness; nervous exhaustion.
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Irritability, headache, dizziness, anxiety, impatience.
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[ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve + ... weakness.] (Medicine)
A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/N/17
<neurology> A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Nerve + weakness. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
nervous breakdown (not in technical use)Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=neurasthenia
(noor″әs-the´ne-ә) a virtually obsolete term formerly used to describe a vague disorder marked by chronic abnormal fatigability, moderate depression, inability to concentrate, loss of appetite, insomnia, and other symptoms. Popularly called nervous prostration. adj., neurasthen´ic., adj.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord. • (n.) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/neurasthenia/
(from the article `shamanism`) ...possessed of the ability to heal and to divine; this person is held to be of great use to society in dealing with the spirit world. This figure ... ...of the muscular system. Neurocirculatory asthenia is a clinical syndrome characterized by breathing difficulties, heart palpitations, a shortness ... ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/n/28
neurasthenia A disorder originally thought to result from neural exhaustion, including such symptoms as chronic fatigue, weakness, and irritability.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1391/4
neurasthenia (nyoor"usthē'nēa) , condition characterized by general lassitude, irritability, lack of concentration, worry, and hypochondria. The term was introduced into psychiatry in 1869 by G. M. Beard, an American neurologist. Used by Freud to describe a fundamental disorder i...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0835312.html
Neurasthenia is an obsolete technical term for a neurosis characterised by extreme lassitude and the inability to cope with any but the most trivial tasks.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/EN.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: nūr′as-thē′nē-ă Definitions: 1. An ill-defined condition, commonly accompanying or following depression, characterized by vague fatigue believed to be brought on by psychological factors.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=59959
Neurasthenia is a condition marked by fatigue, worry, inadequacy, and lack of zest and often by headache, undue sensitiveness to light and noise, and by disturbances of digestion and circulation.Found on http://mckechnies.net/family/_references/medical.htm
An old-fashioned unspecific word usually meaning weakness of the nervous system or nervous exhaustion. Not a phrase that is used much these days.Found on http://rsi.org.uk/medical_glossary/medgloss2_N.html
Neurasthenia is a term that was first used at least as early as 1829 to label a mechanical weakness of the actual nerves, rather than the more metaphorical `nerves` referred to by George Miller Beard later. As a psychopathological term, neurasthenia was used by Beard in 1869 to denote a condition with symptoms of fatigue, anxiety, headache, neur.....Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurasthenia
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