acute fatigue


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acute fatigue

a sudden onset of physical and mental exhaustion or weariness, particularly after a period of mental or physical stress. Physical factors usually include an accumulation of the waste products of muscle contractions. Boredom is a common mental factor. Recovery follows a period of rest and restoration of energy sources.

acute fatigue

Fatigue with sudden onset. It may occur after excessive exertion and is relieved by rest.
See also: fatigue
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