Definition of myalgic encephalomyelitis in English:

myalgic encephalomyelitis

(British ME) (also myalgic encephalopathy)


mass noun
  • another term for chronic fatigue syndrome
    • ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME) in adults is associated with higher rates of psychological disturbance.’
    • ‘It stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis, which is such a big name that I get exhausted even saying it.’
    • ‘The government's working group on chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis wove patients' assertions into the scientific research in its report.’
    • ‘The term myalgic encephalomyelitis has been used in Britain and elsewhere to describe a poorly understood illness in which a prominent symptom is chronic fatigue exacerbated by activity.’
    • ‘The mother-of-two suffers from the chronic fatigue condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis, which leaves her feeling completely drained of energy.’


myalgic encephalomyelitis