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as·then·ic

(as-then'ik),
1. Relating to asthenia.
2. Denoting a thin, delicate body habitus.

asthenic

(ăs-thĕn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to or exhibiting asthenia; weak.
2. Having a slender, lightly muscled physique.
n.
A person having such a physique.

asthenic

[asthen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, a + sthenos, without strength
pertaining to a condition of weakness, feebleness, or loss of vitality.

as·then·ic

(as-then'ik)
1. Relating to asthenia.
2. Denoting a thin, delicate body habitus.

asthenic

A slender, lightly muscled physique. One of the recognized SOMATOTYPES.

as·then·ic

(as-then'ik)
1. Relating to asthenia.
2. Denoting a thin, delicate body habitus.

asthenic (asthēn´ik),

adj describing an individual with a long, slender appearance who is thin and flat-chested and has long limbs and a short trunk; comparable to the ectomorph in Sheldon's classification.

asthenic

pertaining to asthenia.

Patient discussion about asthenic

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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