shift work maladaptation syndrome
shift work maladaptation syndromeA controversial clinical syndrome defined as the long-term inability to adapt to shift work, attributed to the stress of de-synchronised circadian systems, sleep deprivation, domestic and social dysharmony, health problems and reduced work performance.
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shift work maladaptation syndromeOccupational medicine A long-term inability to adapt to shift work, resulting from the stress of desynchronized circadian systems, sleep deprivation, domestic and social dysharmony, health problems, ↓ work performance. See Circadian rhythm. Cf Shift work.
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