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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă),
Weakness or debility.
Synonym(s): adynamia (1)
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

asthenia

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

Loss of strength and energy; weakness.
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asthenia

Neurology Loss of strength and energy, weakness
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă)
Weakness or debility.
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Asthenia

Muscle weakness.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

as·the·ni·a

(as-thē'nē-ă)
Weakness or debility.
Synonym(s): adynamia (1) .
[G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a- priv. + sthenos, strength]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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