Definition of asthenia in English:

asthenia

Line breaks: as|the¦nia
Pronunciation: /əsˈθiːnɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy: the asthenia of chronic respiratory disease
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'.

Derivatives

asthenic

adjective
More example sentences
  • This condition is seen in tall, asthenic individuals of both sexes.
  • There has been little understanding of a condition of asthenic wasting.

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