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burnout

 [bern´out]
emotional and physical exhaustion resulting from a combination of exposure to environmental and internal stressors and inadequate coping and adaptive skills. In addition to signs of exhaustion, the person with burnout exhibits an increasingly negative attitude toward his or her job, low self-esteem, and personal devaluation.

Strategies for preventing and managing burnout include utilizing assertiveness techniques, improving problem-solving and decision-making skills, clarifying personal values and setting realistic personal goals, learning and using coping mechanisms to deal with emotions, ensuring oneself adequate relaxation and recreation, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and minimizing stressors at work and at home.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

burn·out

(bern'owt),
1. In dentistry, the elimination, by heat, of an invested pattern from a set investment to prepare the mold to receive casting metal.
2. A psychological state of physical and emotional exhaustion thought to be a stress reaction to a reduced ability to meet the demands of one's occupation; symptoms include fatigue, insomnia, impaired work performance, and an increased suscepibility to physical illness and substance abuse.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Dentistry A method of preparing a mould to receive casting metal
Drug slang A regional term for (1) A heavy abuser of drugs (2) Heavy abuse of drugs per se
Gynecology See Cervical burnout
Materials science A ‘stress’ pattern seen in solid materials when subjected to red heat
Psychiatry A stress reaction developed by persons working in an area of unrelenting occupational stress, resulting in decreased work performance, fatigue, insomnia, depression, increased susceptibility to physical illness, and alcohol or drug abuse for temporary relief
Radiation biology Rapid decrease in neutral particle density in a plasma discharge, which occurs when the ionization rate—which converts neutrals to ions and electrons—exceeds the rate of recombination, neutralising ion, and the rate of influx of neutral particles
Social medicine Compassion fatigue A feeling of hopeless frustration often accompanied by depression, experienced by workers in certain fields; in the health care field, without an active, self-renewing support group, nurses, and social workers assigned to AIDS units, oncology, and geriatrics—in which one encounters a high volume of dementia, deterioration, and death—drift toward callousness and desire to change fields
Sports medicine The state of boredom with exercise often related to overtraining
Management Rest, cross-training
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

burnout

Drug slang
1. A heavy abuser of drugs.
2. Street argot for heavy abuse of drugs Gynecology See Cervical burnout Psychiatry A stress reaction developing in persons working in an area of unrelenting occupational demands Clinical ↓ work performance, fatigue, insomnia, depression, ↑ susceptibility to physical illness, reliance on alcohol or other drugs of abuse for temporary relief. See Flight-or-fight response, Old Soldier syndrome. Cf Adaptation response, Alarm stage.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

o·ver·train·ing syn·drome

(ō'vĕr-trān'ing sin'drōm)
A group of symptoms resulting from excessive physical training; includes fatigue, poor exercise performance, frequent upper-respiratory tract infections, altered mood, general malaise, weight loss, muscle stiffness and soreness, and loss of interest in high-level training.
Synonym(s): burnout, staleness.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Burnout

An emotional condition marked by tiredness, loss of interest, or frustration that interferes with job performance. Burnout is usually regarded as the result of prolonged stress.
Mentioned in: Stress Reduction
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

burn·out

(bŭrn'owt)
In dentistry, the elimination, by heat, of an invested pattern from a set investment to prepare the mold to receive casting metal.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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