Definition of asthenia in English:

asthenia

Syllabification: as·the·ni·a
Pronunciation: /asˈTHēnēə
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • Abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • The most common effects of toxicity from chemotherapies for advanced colorectal cancer are diarrhoea, mucositis, asthenia, and neutropenia.
    • A 39-year-old man presented with general weakness and asthenia, which he had been experiencing for three months.

Origin

late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs 'weak'.

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