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asthenia

 [as-the´ne-ah]
debility; loss of strength and energy; weakness. adj., adj asthen´ic.
neurocirculatory asthenia Da Costa syndrome.
tropical anhidrotic asthenia a rare condition occurring under conditions of heat stress, in which miliaria causes extensive occlusion of the sweat ducts producing anhidrosis and heat retention that may lead to weakness, dyspnea, tachycardia, elevation of body temperature, and collapse.

as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă),
Weakness or debility.
Synonym(s): adynamia (1)
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]

asthenia

/as·the·nia/ (as-the´ne-ah) lack or loss of strength and energy; weakness.
neurocirculatory asthenia  a syndrome of breathlessness, fear of effort, a sense of fatigue, precordial pain, and palpitation, generally considered to be a particular presentation of an anxiety disorder.
tropical anhidrotic asthenia  a condition due to generalized anhidrosis in conditions of high temperature, characterized by a tendency to overfatigability, irritability, anorexia, inability to concentrate, and drowsiness, with headache and vertigo.

asthenia

(ăs-thē′nē-ə)
n.
Loss or lack of bodily strength; weakness; debility.

asthenia

[asthē′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + sthenos, without strength
1 the lack or loss of strength or energy; weakness; debility.
2 (in psychiatry) lack of dynamic force in the personality. Kinds of asthenia include myalgic asthenia and neurocirculatory asthenia. See also adynamia. asthenic, adj.

asthenia

Loss of strength and energy; weakness.

asthenia

Neurology Loss of strength and energy, weakness

as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă)
Weakness or debility.
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]

asthenia

Lack or loss of strength or energy. Tropical anhidrotic asthenia results from the inability to sweat over large areas of skin following PRICKLY HEAT. From the Greek asthenes , weak.

Asthenia

Muscle weakness.
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as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă)
Weakness or debility.
Synonym(s): adynamia (1) .
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]

asthenia (asthē´nēə),

n the loss of vitality or strength; a condition of debility; weakness.

asthenia

debility; loss of strength and energy; weakness.

anhidrotic asthenia
see anhidrotic asthenia.
cutaneous asthenia
a group of inherited disorders of collagen synthesis that result in fragility and hyperextensibility of skin, and in some forms, hypermobility of joints. There are many clinical similarities to the group of human conditions known as ehlers-danlos syndrome. This disorder has been reported in cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, cats, pigs and mink; within and between species there are clinical, biochemical and ultrastructural variations. Examples of diseases which include cutaneous asthenia as a lesion include hereditary collagen dysplasia, dermatosparaxis in cattle and sheep, rubber-puppy syndrome in dogs, cutis hyperelastica in pigs.

Patient discussion about asthenia

Q. My doctor told me I have asthenia. Meaning I feel weak though I am normal. does it say i have a mental issue My doctor told me I have asthenia. which means I feel week but my strength is normal. I feel very weak but the doctor said that my muscle strength is fine. Do i have a mental problem or maybe there is a physiologic explanation for my situation?

A. No!
I suffered from hypothyroidism and had asthenia.
there are many causes for this symptom. Some are psychological but some are physical. Blaming your mental status is the last resort, and if your GP does it before he denies other reasons you need to change your GP!

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