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myalgic encephalomyelitis Line breaks: my|al¦gic en|ceph¦alo|my¦eli¦tis
Pronunciation: /mʌɪaldʒɪkɛnsɛfələʊmʌɪəˈlʌɪtɪs/
(also myalgic encephalopathy, abbreviation: ME)

Definition of myalgic encephalomyelitis in English:


[mass noun]
Another term for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME) in adults is associated with higher rates of psychological disturbance.
  • The government's working group on chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis wove patients' assertions into the scientific research in its report.

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