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Abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy.‘the asthenia of chronic respiratory disease’
lethargy, inertia, listlessness, lack of energy, lifelessness, inactivity, inaction, slowness, languor, languidness, torpor, torpidity, dullness, heaviness, apathy, passivity, weariness, tiredness, lassitude, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, enervation, somnolence, laziness, idleness, indolence, sloth, slothfulnessView synonyms
- ‘Metabolic abnormalities can also cause anorexia and asthenia.’
- ‘Diagnosis begins with a patient history distinguishing weakness from fatigue or asthenia, separate conditions with different etiologies that can coexist with, or be confused for, weakness.’
- ‘Adverse side effects included constipation, nausea, asthenia, and dizziness in 6.2 per cent more patients than those taking placebo.’
- ‘Pain and asthenia were improved in the majority of patients.’
- ‘Once muscle weakness has been differentiated from asthenia and fatigue, the physician should ask the patient about disease onset and progression.’
- ‘The most common effects of toxicity from chemotherapies for advanced colorectal cancer are diarrhoea, mucositis, asthenia, and neutropenia.’
- ‘The most commonly observed side effects were pharyngitis (14 per cent of recipients), increased cough, dizziness, headache and asthenia.’
- ‘A 39-year-old man presented with general weakness and asthenia, which he had been experiencing for three months.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs ‘weak’.
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