Definition of Neurasthenia

1. Noun. Nervous breakdown (not in technical use).

Generic synonyms: Nervous Breakdown
Derivative terms: Neurasthenic



Definition of Neurasthenia

1. n. A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.

Definition of Neurasthenia

1. Noun. (psychiatry) An ill-defined medical condition characterized by lassitude, fatigue, headache, and irritability, associated chiefly with emotional disturbance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neurasthenia

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Medical Definition of Neurasthenia

1. 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)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurasthenia

neuralizing
neurally
neuramic
neuraminic
neuraminic acid
neuraminidase
neuraminidases
neuramoebimeter
neuranagenesis
neurapophyses
neurapophysial
neurapophysis
neurapraxia
neurapraxias
neurarchy
neurasthenia (current term)
neurasthenia gravis
neurasthenia praecox
neurasthenias
neurasthenic
neurasthenic helmet
neurasthenic personality
neurasthenically
neurasthenics
neuration
neurations
neuraxes
neuraxial
neuraxin
neuraxis

Literary usage of Neurasthenia

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1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"neurasthenia, or the "American Disease," first described by the late George M. Beard, ... For there can be no question that neurasthenia is a symptomatic ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1907)
"Numerous writers have since shown that the nervous symptoms present may not all be due to hysteria, but that there may also exist a neurasthenia; indeed, ..."

3. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"The name of neurasthenia is given to a nervous symptom-complex which comes on in a great variety of ways. Its cause is not to be looked for in an organic ..."

4. The Principles and practice of medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1903)
"neurasthenia. Definition.—A condition of weakness or exhaustion of the nervous ... neurasthenia may follow the infectious diseases, particularly influenza, ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1894)
"Paranoia is the most frequent sequela of degenerative neurasthenia. RKM The Nervous Troubles of Alcoholism.—In the Deutsche Arc/if Klin. Med., p. ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1894)
"Paranoia is the most frequent sequela of degenerative neurasthenia. . RKM The Nervous Troubles of Alcoholism.—In the Deutsche Arch. f. Klin. Med., p. ..."

7. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"430, 118 Рас. 311; —$7000—farmer, 39 years of age, stout and healthy—neurasthenia and headaches induced, general health impaired, heart action rendered ..."

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