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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.

de·bil·i·ty

(dĕ-bil'i-tē),
Weakness.
[L. debilitas, fr. debilis, weak, fr. de- priv. + habilis, able]

debility

/de·bil·i·ty/ (de-bil´ĭ-te) asthenia.

debility

[dibil′itē]
feebleness, weakness, or loss of strength. See also asthenia. debilitating, adj.

debility

Lack of strength. Debility is due to loss of muscle bulk and reduction in the efficiency of the heart and respiratory system from disease or disuse. Debility is often the result of negligible demands on the body and, in this case, is remediable.

debility

The state of being feeble or without strength.

de·bil·i·ty

(dĕ-bil'i-tē)
Weakness.
[L. debilitas, fr. debilis, weak, fr. de- priv. + habilis, able]

debility (debil´itē),

n weakness; lack of strength; asthenia.

debility

lack or loss of strength; weakness.
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Accidents, suicide and homicide are the major killers of teenagers and young adults,' he notes, "while drinking, drug and eating disorders account for large numbers of additional deaths and debilities.
Under the recently announced 75% rule, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) are required to demonstrate that a certain percentage of patients are classified according to one of 13 conditions, which is expected to restrict admissions for orthopedics and other general debilities.
Caroli recalled that in addition to threatening her with physical harm, her mother relied on a variety of real, imagined, and exaggerated debilities, including goiter, rheumatism, and shortness of breath (a possible legacy of a youth spent inhaling lint), to induce her to assume her burdens.
My subjects were conscious--sometimes overly conscious--of how their own debilities might come through far more clearly than any reflection of Christ's character.