Definition of Neurasthenic

1. Noun. A person suffering a nervous breakdown.




2. Adjective. Of or relating to or suffering from neurasthenia. "Neurasthenic tendencies"
Partainyms: Neurasthenia
Derivative terms: Neurasthenia

Definition of Neurasthenic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to neurasthenia; that is, tendencies of a person who has suffered a nervous breakdown. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neurasthenic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Neurasthenic

1. Relating to, or suffering from, neurasthenia. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neurasthenic

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

Literary usage of Neurasthenic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy by E. Gauckler (1915)
"HOW ONE BECOMES neurasthenic. THE FIRST factor of the neurasthenic state whose role it is extremely important to define is emphatically constitutional ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"The tendency at present is to classify the cases in which the somatic signs are the more prominent as neurasthenic states, and those in which the psychic ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1883)
"I shall, therefore, content myself with a very brief outline sketch of the typical instances of neurasthenic disease in which systematic treatment is of ..."

4. A Layman's Handbook of Medicine: With Special Reference to Social Workers by Richard Clarke Cabot (1916)
"We can divide the psychoneuroses into five groups: (i) the neurasthenic ... The neurasthenic type is so named from words which mean weakness of the nerves. ..."

5. The Teacher's Health: A Study in the Hygiene of an Occupation by Lewis Madison Terman (1913)
"Search deeper and we uncover some or all of the traditional mental furnishings of the neurasthenic household, — nervous headaches, disturbed sleep, ..."

6. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1913)
"In keeping with this fact, the French writers applied the term "neurasthenic insanities" to this group. That, however, some factor other ..."

7. Psychiatry: A Text-book for Students and Physicians by Stewart Paton (1905)
"Dutil 2 and others maintain that it is possible to distinguish between the more or less stable mental states in which the neurasthenic symptoms of fatigue, ..."

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