Definition of Astheny

1. Noun. An abnormal loss of strength.

Exact synonyms: Asthenia
Generic synonyms: Debility, Feebleness, Frailness, Frailty, Infirmity, Valetudinarianism
Derivative terms: Asthenic, Asthenic



Definition of Astheny

1. asthenia [n -NIES] - See also: asthenia

Medical Definition of Astheny

1. Want or loss of strength; debility; diminution of the vital forces. Origin: NL. Asthenia, Gr.; priv. + strength. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astheny

asthenic
asthenic personality
asthenic personality disorder
asthenic type
asthenics
asthenies
asthenopia
asthenopic
asthenosphere
asthenospheres
asthenospheric
astheny (current term)
asthma
asthma-weed
asthma attack
asthma attacks
asthma crystals
asthmalike
asthmas
asthmata
asthmatic
asthmatic bronchitis
asthmatical
asthmatically
asthmatick
asthmatics

Literary usage of Astheny

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1. Provincial Medical & Surgical Journal (1852)
"... of reaction declined into astheny, ending fatally under profuse bilious diarrhoea ... that time have fallen into astheny, and no more admit that remedy. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1832)
"... and serous eft'usion into the brain after death, are mentioned by Dr. G. among the appearances in these cases of astheny, ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1803)
"These are asphyxia, palsy, nervous diseases from a direct astheny, weakness of sight and cataracts, deafness, loss of voice, chronic rheumatisms, ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1905)
"... Symons—but with this difference: there was something aroused within met by the rhymes of Oscar Wilde, which savoured more of astheny than robustness. ..."

5. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1896)
"... to gastrointestinal astheny and prev r^nng the ute of elixir«, wine», tinctures, %er\mg of vehicle«, ..."

6. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"The slowly convalescent from whatever disease—from protracted fever, chronic diarrhoea, nervous astheny—the incipient pulmonary case, the feeble, ..."

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