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lethargy

 [leth´er-je]
1. a lowered level of consciousness marked by listlessness, drowsiness, and apathy.
2. a condition of indifference. adj., adj lethar´gic.

leth·ar·gy

(leth'ăr-jē),
Relatively mild impairment of consciousness resulting in reduced alertness and awareness; this condition has many causes but is ultimately due to generalized brain dysfunction.
[G. lēthargia, drowsiness]

lethargy

(lĕth′ər-jē)
n. pl. lethar·gies
1.
a. A lack of energy or vigor; sluggishness.
b. A lack of interest or enthusiasm; apathy: held a pep rally to shake the students out of their lethargy.
2. Medicine An abnormal state of drowsiness, as caused by disease or drugs.

lethargy

Neurology A level of consciousness characterized by ↓ interaction with persons or objects in the environment; sluggishness, abnormal drowsiness, stupor

leth·ar·gy

(leth'ăr-jē)
A state of deep and prolonged unconsciousness, resembling profound slumber, from which one can be aroused but into which one immediately relapses.
[G. lēthargia, drowsiness]

lethargy

An abnormal state of apathy, sleepiness, drowsiness or lack of energy. Lethargy may be due to organic brain disease or to DEPRESSION. In Greek mythology the river Lethe flowed through Hades and the dead were required to drink its water so as to forget their past lives.

leth·ar·gy

(leth'ăr-jē)
Relatively mild impairment of consciousness resulting in reduced alertness and awareness.
[G. lēthargia, drowsiness]
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